Volker Arzt

Country: Deutschland

Volker Arzt has been working on TV for decades. His background is a degree in theoretical physics, but his passion is moving pictures. He made about 200 documentaries about scientific, medical or ecological topics for children and adults. The project ‘smart birds’ fits right in in with his favourite subject: cognitive abilities of living creatures – reasons for differences, evolutionary development and the part they play in daily life. Ravens and parrots for example are particularly intelligent and smart and seem to have an understanding for techniques and every-day physics. Only legend or scientific knowledge? What may be the outcome of a competition between the smartest representatives of crows and parrots? We can look forward to finding out!

Die Kleiderordnung der Tiere
Best Story 2019
Cuckoo - The enemy in my nest
Heinz Sielmann Film Award 2018
Down to Earth - Flightless Birds
Best Science Film 2017
Keas - New Zealand´s Witty Daredevils
Clever plants (Part 2)
Best Science Film 2009
Beak and Brain
Best Story 2014
Elephants in the Mirror
sh:z Audience Award 2011
Clever plants (Part 1)