Anthropozän - Naturgewalt Mensch

Since the Earth formed some 4.6 billion years ago, it has continuously been shaped by the forces of nature.

A unique combination of water, soil and air forms the basis of all life on our planet.


Director: Jens Monath

Jens Monath studied political science, economics and eastern European history at the University of Munich and in London. He joined ZDF as a freelance writer / director in 1990, covering current affairs in more than 50 countries. A full-time employee of ZDF, he has increasingly specialized in (science) documentaries. Jens was a regular contributor as writer/director/editor to ZDF’s Prime Time Documentary, Tuesday evening at 8:15 p.m. Since January 1, 2009 he is working for the most established TV documentary slot of ZDF, the Sunday night show at 7.30 p.m. – TERRA X – which contains a large percentage of high-end drama sequences and CGI. Jens is also responsible for some mini-series and has done several coproductions with partners such as the BBC (Hiroshima, The Celts), Channel 4 (Hindenburg), France 2 (Changing Climates), History Channel (Ida-the-fossil) and others.

Germany Egypt Ethiopia Australia China United Kingdom Iceland Bulgaria Spain New Zealand
100 Min.
SUB: English
Director: Jens Monath
Script: Jens Monath und Heike Schmidt
Cinematography: Jan Prillwitz, Michele Parente, Michael Habermehl, Karsten Hohmann
Editing: Wolfgang Daut
Music: Henning Lohner
Narrator: Susanne Hampl, Tobias Kluckert
Editor: Georg Graffe, ZDF
Producer: Cora Szielasko-Schulz, Ann-Katrin Eckart, Christian Stachel
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