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Gangolf Ulbricht is one of the last papermakers in Europe that is still making his craft by hand. He uses wood-free fibers like cotton, flax, hemp, rags, and Manila hemp as the foundation for his creations. In this short film by Kings & Kongs, watch the process unfold as he works in his studio in the Kreuzberg borough of Berlin. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Follow Kings & Kongs: http://www.kingsandkongs.de/ http://www.vimeo.com/kingsandkongs/ About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. See How Paper Is Still Being Made by Hand Today | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/k122JM-Nwjs National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (1 month ago)
The process of making paper is quite intricate, especially when done by hand. What intrigues you the most about Gangolf Ulbricht's skill?
m s (1 month ago)
National Geographic Ulbricht's absolute love and devotion to his craft is fascinating.
tonggie siregar (14 days ago)
Einfach Klasse!
Revenov (24 days ago)
I have never seen anyone talk so passionately about their skill and occupation before. Truly an emotional, intimate thing.
21whichiswhich (1 month ago)
He's passion really shines through. ❤️
Mark Harris (1 month ago)
There’s no doubt Germany is a world leader as a quality paper maker, but this is a whole new (or very old) level.
KarMarth Quintela (1 month ago)
Some NGO in Philippines also make these kind of paper
Ebenezer Rangel (1 month ago)
Is it just me, or is he French? Anyone know, please tell me! This is driving me insane!!!
nelavc21 (1 month ago)
I want to learn...
XSportSeeker (1 month ago)
Really hard to dissociate the word spoken in German from what it was once used for.... Anyways, great craftsmanship
TheGreen Jarret (1 month ago)
Mono Azúl (1 month ago)
His passion and love... I feel like making paper... Lol ... Very beautiful
Dark Soul (1 month ago)
Paper 😊❤
Gabriel Paolo Perez (1 month ago)
It’s really inspiring to hear people talk about the things they’re very passionate about. This is a nice video!
Dr painkiller (1 month ago)
Still machines used
Darth Bacon (1 month ago)
why is the german papersymbol a hand, hailing?.. rise again he said
CLASH KING (1 month ago)
Plz put videos in Hindi dubbed also
TheRoland19111 (1 month ago)
Its also very common in Brazil for pickers to use these kinds of technique.
pascoal nadador (1 month ago)
ted kaczynski (1 month ago)
Arpit christy (1 month ago)
watched the whole video and didn't learn a thing about the process
sukruoosten (1 month ago)
007Chakochi (1 month ago)
Nice video but i was expecting also to learn the process of making paper via hand. Without it, it just had 2 min content.
FNMasterChannel (1 month ago)
I know this short film is not about cost, but I was curious about how much his paper cost compared to mass-produced paper
everton zp (1 month ago)
Interesting that paper is made with water, but once you finished it you should avoid to expose it to moist
Abdul Moiz (1 month ago)
It's satisfying!
DaiHiep Duong (1 month ago)
Regraded as a designer, IT's hella awesome!
Prashant Kanaujia (1 month ago)
The emotions and love that you put during the formation of these papers can't be added by the machines made papers .....You are great
Al- Hind (1 month ago)
We use it to wipe our...
Gk Zeus (1 month ago)
Joseph Gomes (1 month ago)
Wonderful film !!
Witlox Witlox (1 month ago)
Pulp non-fiction
STV beats (1 month ago)
Amazing 🙏..beautiful 👌👌👌✔✔✔✔✔
Poo Songs (1 month ago)
desanjose Kristina (1 month ago)
I remember , when we were young, we used to tear down slices of banana leaves to write down memo, when we play house ;groceries, like that.
ItchyKneeSon (1 month ago)
I wonder what it smells like in his shop.
The Reckless Recluse (1 month ago)
ItchyKneeSon you name is awesome
King A.D (1 month ago)
He need some milk
Crystal McKinney (1 month ago)
This would be so fun to do!
nitpoon (1 month ago)
Stop cutting trees down and use hemp
Joseph Gomes (1 month ago)
nitpoon ahh okay sorry if I confused your comment. I totally agree. Hemp is like a wonder plant, you can use it for almost everything. There is a company in Germany, I believe, making pre-fab houses using hemp. Amazing stuff, paper, cloth, medicines. Is there really nothing you cannot do with it??
nitpoon (1 month ago)
Joseph Gomes yes I think it's fantastic my comment was just in general we can make all paper from hemp alone there's a lot of things we could make with hemp much stronger than cotton but in no way was I trying to say anything bad about the video
Joseph Gomes (1 month ago)
nitpoon maybe you did'nt see it but he makes all his paper with wood free elements.
Gianni Rivera (1 month ago)
You can see the happiness in his eyes, hopefully I'll have that someday.
Force EV (1 month ago)
i feel bad for him making Him those papers alone with the machine behind him but it makes him happy
SOS Save Our Seas (1 month ago)
That's so cool and looks really fun! Thanks for sharing!
sennsir_ (1 month ago)
He can make himself enough money to not go broke with that profession 😎👌
Niccolò Baccega (1 month ago)
JanetFunkYeah (1 month ago)
I like that his logo is an open-palm hand. _...Rock, _*_Paper,_*_ Scissors._
JAMES PURKS (1 month ago)
This was extremely interesting and I would love to see a longer and more in-depth coverage of the topic.
Bee (1 month ago)
you could use that method to fake historic artifacts
Aus penang (1 month ago)
He have something that people did'nt have.......the forgotten skill
How many subscribers can I get with no videos? (1 month ago)
we make paper in minecraft 😂
How many subscribers can I get with no videos? (1 month ago)
hope no one will forget it
Adam Alfath (1 month ago)
he is drowning with tons of paperwork's
jerrodkilla23 (1 month ago)
I could watch this all day.
Gold Wolf (1 month ago)
I made recycled paper in elementary school. It was fun and educational.
Cherish Ireland (1 month ago)
Just beautiful.
bubble king (1 month ago)
JahJah (1 month ago)
never thought that paper can be so interesting
utubedano (1 month ago)
Good vid. But this didn't teach my anything much about the actual process.
ToyChainsawMassacre (1 month ago)
This wasn't really made to be an educational video. Feel free to Google on how paper is processed.
Hothead (1 month ago)
Does anyone else find it ironic that so much liquid is used in the making of paper despite water being paper’s worst enemy?
Bellajustbella1 (14 days ago)
It giveth and it taketh away
FNMasterChannel (1 month ago)
Its like paper is made from removing the water, and when water is added it reverts back as he uses recycled paper
Jeffrey Koelewijn (1 month ago)
This was interesting to watch, good video
effarro (1 month ago)
I felt like this could have been an hour long documentary
Sergi Al-Kabir (1 month ago)
I'd rather use old paper like these instead of modern papers, I like medieval stuff
VibeCafe (1 month ago)
Also handmade paper is soooo much stronger, it could last hundreds of years.
Gnetic Savage (1 month ago)
Sergi Al-Kabir same i love the designs and texture
Maddi The Misfit (1 month ago)
I made paper in an art class in junior high, it was not even close to the beautiful paper he makes
National Geographic (1 month ago)
We're so glad you were able to experience making paper, Maddi! Making something yourself tends to help you appreciate the item more.
Riyanna Williams (1 month ago)
Same! My group in my Environmental science class attempted to make paper from recycled paper, and it was a disaster😂
Mr Pump (1 month ago)
Maddi The Misfit thats cool so did i yea we used papairus like the Egyptians
الحسون المقنين (1 month ago)
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Superior Iron Man (1 month ago)
محبي الطيور المغردة (1 month ago)
Ok thanks
raulmmusik (1 month ago)
I admire his passion
dankdreamz (1 month ago)
National Geographic knows how to YouTube
Anand Varun Achari (1 month ago)
Ziad Abou-Nasr (1 month ago)
This is absolutely beautiful
Pop junior (1 month ago)
COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!
Confused Wolf (1 month ago)
noble trade...
New Message (1 month ago)
Yes, several trees died in the making of this video, but they were all bad, bad trees. One of them did nothing all day but turn oxygen into carbon dioxide.. he was just THAT evil.
Joseph Gomes (1 month ago)
Had you read the info on this film you would have learned that he uses only wood free elements. So no tree's were "killed" making this video besides...(see other comment)
Sophie Gomes (1 month ago)
New Message Just for your information...the paper he was making (or which they made in those days) was not made from trees. Paper made from trees is actually the shittiest you can get.
Hardcore Panda (1 month ago)
This is nothing compared to what kind of jobs the robots will take over.
Marlucia Ferrari (1 month ago)
Coloque legenda em português por favor.
YÜNG SPJENKINS (1 month ago)
This is cool and I can tell he enjoys doing it but it just seems like a waste of time from the outside looking in
ismu wakhidah (1 month ago)
"People love what other people are passionate about" -lala land- And I think that quote is true. Idk that handmade papers would be this amazing😍
Ichigo TRILLONATOR (1 month ago)
Hand made 😍😍 always always better
National Geographic (1 month ago)
There truly is something special and unique about handmade items, isn't there? We're glad that people like Gangolf are keeping the practice of making things this way alive.
Carlieto' Way (1 month ago)
Awesome educational!!!!
Deena (1 month ago)
so interesting
Adiel Villalpando (1 month ago)
I've always wondered how paper is made
K. C. Paddington. (1 month ago)
Adiel Villalpando yeah me too. I imagine the modern paper making process would be very different though.
Azliana Lyana (1 month ago)
This is one of those forgotten skills. Not sure if it will make a comeback, but still, this is a really interesting skill to have and he seems to have a very deep passion towards paper making. Well, hope his demand grows. Thanks for sharing National Geographic.
Aron Estabillo (1 month ago)
People love mass produced stuff - cheap and in bulk. But there is passion in love in a handcrafted item and there are people who are into that (me) and willing to pay good money for anything "tailor-made".
Fernanda Thaysa Lima (1 month ago)
It would be great if everyone could learn to recycle their own used paper
Karmic Wheel (1 month ago)
Greetings to all you fabulous Earthlings! 👋👽 Also Happy Friday. 😀 I bring a fat cheese burger with super size fries for everyone. Enjoy! 🍔 🍟
Princess FK (1 month ago)
Cool 🤔🤔
Andrew Liang (1 month ago)
very cool
Empress Hedo (1 month ago)
Hiel hitler
Md.mahin Abdullah (1 month ago)
Strong man (1 month ago)
sehr lustig
harini reddy (1 month ago)
Thanks for making videos on inventions all over the world and can you please make videos on unexplainable phenomenons
retita vines jabii (1 month ago)
first to comment. that is fantastic
Lightning Origami (1 month ago)
That paper must be great for ORIGAMI!
#Abhishek SAHA (1 month ago)