Friday, April 13, 2012
7:30 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall

German Film

Flying Home (Switzerland, 2011)
Tobias Wyss, Director and Author
Tobias Wyss chronicles the life of his uncle Walter Otto Wyss (1911-2001) in seven episodes, following the traces of his idol from Switzerland to the USA, Japan and finally to Honolulu. A life full of secrets, with many documents, interviews and specially the written correspondence between W.O.W. and his beloved mother. Wyss’s fascination for his multi-talented uncle – who is acknowledged for inventing a precursor to the modern Hybrid car (that was never produced) and known as an important designer and engineer in the US Auto industry – marks only the beginning of his investigation into a life marked by international journeys, an enduring connection to his homeland of Switzerland, missed opportunities, and reclusive isolation.

In (Swiss)-German/Japanese/Italian--English subtitles.

Introduction and Q&A after screening by Tobias Wyss – reception with Swiss Consul General Roland Rietmann.

Contact Sinikka Elvington elvington@hss.caltech.edu at Ext. 1724
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