Expedition 50° - On the Latitude of the Extreme - Central Asia

The 50° latitude runs right through the heart of Europe. Five expeditions journey along this latitude of extremes once around the globe. Around 30 000 kilometres - always towards the sun.

In this episode, Jens-Uwe Heins is underway in Central Asia, showing us the steppes, deserts and mountains.


Director: Jens-Uwe Heins

Jens-Uwe Heins, born 1961, has been a great nature lover ever since childhood. Being a passionate ornithologist, he studied ecology and then worked in conservation biology and as a consultant for planning Turkish national parks. In 1988, he switched to television. Numerous filming expeditions led him to North America, Africa, Asia and to almost every corner of Europe. Jens-Uwe Heins works as a free-lance writer and cameraman for the wildlife and nature editorial department at "Bayrischer Rundfunk".

43 Min.
Director: Jens-Uwe Heins
Script: Jens-Uwe Heins
Cinematography: Birgit Kruschwitz, Klaus Axthammer, Hans Schweiger
Editing: Brigitte Teifel
Music: Sebastian Pobot
Narrator: Gert Heidenreich, Jens-Uwe Heins
Editor: Bayerischer Rundfunk FS, Tiere und Natur/ Arte: Udo Zimmermann/Christine Peters
Awards: Best Story 2011
Nominations: Best Story 2011,
Best Cinematography 2011
Website URL: www.br-online.de