Nature/Wildlife

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    In the Kingdom of the Frog

    a film by Frank Koschewski

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    An undeniable survival artist, the pool frog is at home wherever there is water. And there is no shortage of territory for him in central Europe. This documentary explores his habitat and takes a look at the diversity of animals, birds and fish with which he shares it.The pool frog is undeniably a real survival...
    • Market Premiere
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English
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    High Definition true
    Absorbing and entertaining – nature documentaries with stories about wild animals. The scenes are focussing less on sensational shots of the animal world, but rather on unknown stories which are nevertheless still quite spectacular: Animal tales which arouse our sympathy, observations which enable us to understand...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • BR
    • Germany, 2015
    • German
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    The Big Five of Asia

    a film by Markus Schmidbauer, Paul Hien, Felix Heidinger, Henry M. Mix

     
    High Definition true
    The Big Five of Asia is a journey of discovery into a part of our planet that is changing at an unparalleled pace, with catastrophic consequences for five of the region's – and the world's – most fascinating animals.More, new animal species are currently being discovered in Asia than anywhere else in the world. Yet...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English, French
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    Nature Reclaims the Border

    a film by Uwe Müller

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    For forty years, a cruel border divided Germany. A border that was also a symbol of the ideological divide between East and West. When it was opened in 1989, biologists and conservationists discovered that in the former ‘no-man’s land’ where for decades only a few border soldiers ever entered, Nature had worked her...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    Spain's Wild North

    a film by Bernhard Rübe

     
    High Definition true
    Visit the untamed wilds of Northern Spain, where brown bears and wolves still survive and thrive amid some of the most rugged and romantic regions of Europe. Ground-breaking camera work abducts the audience to a marvelous, magical world that time forgot.The northern Spanish regions of Cantabria, Asturia and Galicia...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, French
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    The series portrays the beauty and variety of specially protected natural landscapes with their diverse animals in the countries of eastern Europe. The films showcase the behaviour of various animals, selected as typical of the respective region, during the changing seasons. The magnificent natural landscapes...
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
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    This 6-part documentary series travels to the world’s most fascinating island paradises. We meet people who introduce us to the history, culture and nature of their native islands. Portugal's Island Worlds - Madeira and the Azores(HD) Poor, Rich Rodrigues – Island Paradise with a Future (HD) Maldives – Pearls in...
    • Germany, 2013
    • German
  • The Mediterranean - Expedition into a World Apart (5 x 45')

    a film by Florian Guthknecht, Angela Graas-Castor, Andrea Rüthlein, Jens-Uwe Heins

     
    High Definition 1080i
    It‘s a vacation paradise and destination for millions of people – and one of the world’s most diverse and amazing habitats: The Mediterranean. We think we know all about it, but where it came from, who inhabits it and what traces man left over millennia are still a riddle. Two teams of explorers – one on land and...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
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    The Mediterranean - Expedition into a World Apart (2 x 45')

    a film by Florian Guthknecht, Angela Graas-Castor, Andrea Rüthlein, Jens-Uwe Heins

     
    High Definition true
    It's a vacation paradise and destination for millions of people – and one of the world's most diverse and amazing habitats: The Mediterranean. We think we know all about it, but where it came from, who inhabits it and what traces man left over millennia are still a riddle.Two teams of explorers – one on land and one...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2013
    • English
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    The Big Five of South America

    a film by Andrea Rüthlein, Marion Pöllmann, Bernd Strobel, Bernhard Rübe

     
    High Definition true
    Five expeditions set out in search of the Big Five of South America, five rare species only found on this continent: The Jaguar is the world's third-largest feline, which was long in danger of extinction. The Anaconda can grow to thirteen feet in length, but is only found in a few places in South America. The Andean...
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, French
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    Back to the Wild: Africa

    a film by Erika Kimmel, Bernd Isecke, Cornelia Volk, Jürgen Jozefowicz

     
    High Definition true
    Rhinos and lions are two of Africa’s Big Five, not just because of their size but also, and more importantly, because of the difficulties and risks involved in hunting them. Nonetheless these imposing animals are currently under threat in many places.  These two documentaries follow animal protection projects in...
    • Germany, 2012
    • German
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    “Big Elephant” is a mighty bull that wanders the steppes and savannahs of northwestern Ngorongoro preserve in Tanzania, in search of food and elephant cows willing to mate. The females live in family groups of a dozen or more. The “Little Elephant” is one of these calves. Together with his mother, his aunts and the...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2011
    • German
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    Crime Scene: Rainforest

    a film by Michaela Kirst

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Four fifths of the world’s old-growth forests are endangered by illegal clearing and logging, with the rest soon to follow. The illegal lumber trade is the third-largest source of profits for worldwide organized crime, right after drugs and guns. The rogue loggers slash and burn without compunction. Their...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    Among Elephants

    a film by Peter Dreckmann

     
    High Definition true
    Elephant orphans are caringly raised and carefully reintroduced to the wild at a one-of-a-kind animal orphanage in Kenya – a moving and beautiful journey from tragedy to freedom.
    • Documentary
    • Hoferichter & Jacobs...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    The Sensitive Skin of the Earth

    a film by Heribert Schöller

     
    The Namib Desert in South Africa. At first glance, the landscape looks barren and empty; there appears to be hardly any life here at all. However, upon closer inspection, it is clear that almost the entire surface of the ground, off to the far horizon, is covered with black and multi-coloured deposits. The desert...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    Saving the Snow Leopards

    a film by Rolf Bickel

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    They are the kings of this mountain world: fast as the wind, sly as a fox and strong as a bear. For thousands of years, the snow leopards of Kyrgyzstan have lived high up in the permanent ice of the Tien Shan Massif. However in recent times, their very existence in this Central Asian country has come increasingly...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, French
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    Around the Arctic Circle

    a film by Martin Schilt

     
    High Definition true
    66º 34' North marks the magic border to the Arctic, where nature reigns supreme and airplanes, dogsleds, snowmobiles and horses are the only means of transport.Only four million people live in the vast region north of the Arctic Circle. Here nature reigns supreme, man has to adjust in a constant tug-of-war between...
    • Germany, 2011
    • Swiss German, German
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    In the Heart of the Balkans

    a film by Cornelia Volk, Jochen Schmoll und Frank Eckert

     
    High Definition true
    The Heart of the Balkan is a vast nature reserve which shelters a rare and thrilling fauna. These two documentaries deal with the Dalmatian Pelican and the Balkan Lynx.  The Pelicans’ Lake belongs to the Prespa Park with its 2,500 square kilometers, representing the Blakans’ first trans-border natural reserve. Since...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, French
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    Searching for Sky the Bear

    a film by Beat Bieri

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    In 2004 Canadian-Swiss bear expert, Reno Sommerhalder helped five orphan bears to survive in the Kamchatka Peninsula. He now returns to the Russian wilderness to find out what has become of them.It was a spectacular experiment that began back in 2004, when Reno Sommerhalder along with Canadian bear expert Charlie...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Switzerland, 2011
    • German, English
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    Each year butterfly-lovers and researchers accompany the migration of these butterflies. Biologists from the University of Oldenburg are among those following the butterflies on their highway. They have made an amazing discovery: the monarch butterfly apparently uses the sun as a compass. And this leads it every...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, French, English
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    There are still large regions of virgin rain forest on Borneo, the world's third-largest island – the perfect habitat for Orang-Utans and Sun Bears, Long-Nosed Monkeys and Pygmy Elephants. The WWF project Heart of Borneo aims to secure the habitat for these rare and endangered species – in the face of grave...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English
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    High Definition 1080i
    There are still large regions of virgin rain forest on Borneo, the world's third-largest island – the perfect habitat for Orang-Utans and Sun Bears, Long-Nosed Monkeys and Pygmy Elephants. The WWF project Heart of Borneo aims to secure the habitat for these rare and endangered species – in the face of grave threats...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, French
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    Wild Pyrenees (3 x 45')

    a film by Jens-Uwe Heins

     
    High Definition true
    3-part prizewinning doc on the majestic and miraculous Pyrenees, home to rare plants and animals and subject to spectacular transformations all year round. Vacation in your living room!Steep mountainsides, luscious woodlands, tall waterfalls and emerald mountain lakes: The Pyrenees extend for 400 kilometers between...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, French
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    The European Eagle Owl was almost extinct by the mid-20th Century, but now the birds are returning thanks to intensive conservation measures, finding the perfect habitat in the wilds of East Germany such as the Upper Lausitz Mountains and Saxon Switzerland.  They hunt at night, homing in on their prey silently....
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Peter Simank, Stefan...
    • Germany, 2010
    • German
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    Wild Pyrenees (45')

    a film by Jens-Uwe Heins, Jürgen Eichinger

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Award-winning doc on the majestic and miraculous Pyrenees, home to rare plants and animals and subject to spectacular transformations all year round. Vacation in your living room!Steep mountainsides, luscious woodlands, tall waterfalls and emerald mountain lakes: The Pyrenees extend for 400 kilometers between the...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2010
    • German