|LOST KINGDOM OF THE
Watching this film, you feel like flying with the kingfisher through his forest along the Swabian Danube River. This riverine forest is extraordinarily rich in biological diversity. However, life has changed here dramatically since the river was embarked. How can the kingfisher - a synonym for untouched nature- cope with this situation? The filmmakers Ilona Riehl and Guenther Bludszuweit have followed the tracks of this shy guy for two years. They managed to document some surprising, thrilling and also sad adventures.
A co-production of ORCA Naturfilmproduktion with BR and ARTE 2005.
|REVIVAL OF A
WETLAND IN THE FENS OF DANUBE RIVER
wetlands are vanishing. However, in the South of Germany,
people are trying to restore the fens of the Danube
valley. Is a revival possible? The success is surprising:
Live is coming back! Species, long known for extinct in
this area are suddenly back again. Even cranes are
dancing again. The key to everything is water.
This film takes you on an exciting trip with impressive visuals and funny music clips.
A co-production of ORCA Naturfilmproduktion with BR and ARTE 2003.
|FASCINATION OF CREATION,
A film about educators who experience nature with
the view to teach environmental issues.
|WE DIE TO LIVE, 1998
They have been swimming with dinosaurs. Primeval shrimps are truly living fossils who have existed all over the globe for 200 millions of years without any change.
Their survival strategy sounds like science fiction: Suspended animation - coming back to live when itīs worthwhile to do so. Their eggs can stay viable for many years, decades, maybe even millennia without any metabolism. Per definition they are dead! Are these survival artists living violations of the rules of evolution?
What switches life on again?
This documentary illustrates the fascinating life strategy of primeval shrimps. Extraordinary macro shooting reveals the amazing blaze of colour of these little creatures. And it is surprising to know how important these animals are for us humans.
In commission for SDR in 1998.
DVD NOW available (includes German, English and French version)
|DEATH TRAPS IN THE AIR,
A film about the problem of birds colliding with power lines. Especially goose and other migrating birds are at some hot spots in serious danger. They obviously have difficulties to see the high tension lines. Scientist are trying to find a solution to protect these birds.
Broadcast by NDR in 1998.
|SURVIVAL ARTISTS IN POOLS
AND PUDDLES, 1997
In commission for ARTE.
This film has been awarded at NATURALE 1998 and BIOVISION 1998.
A short but spectacular film how fabulous
primeval shrimps are.
An educational film about Lynx designed to provide hunters with facts about these rarely seen and sometimes disliked animal. In commission for the German Hunting Association .
Broadcast by SEASONS 2000.