Im Reich der Auen - Die Oker

An enchanted floodplain is hidden in the east of Lower Saxony: the Oker. It rises in the Harz Mountains and forms a natural paradise in the lowlands around Braunschweig, which resembles tropical rivers in its richness of species. Banded damselflies flutter on sapphire-colored wings over the floodplains, where foxes raise their young and beavers build castles.

Dagmar Hilfert-Rüppel and Georg Rüppel show these butterfly-like dragonflies in aesthetic slow-motion photographs.


Director: Georg Rüppell

Director: Dagmar Hilfert-Rüppell

50 Min.
Director: Georg Rüppell, Dagmar Hilfert-Rüppell
Script: Georg Rüppell, Dagmar Hilfert-Rüppell
Cinematography: Georg Rüppell, Dagmar Hilfert-Rüppell, Beat Schneider, Jan Pascal Rüppell, Hans-Peter Kuttler
Editing: Andree Fischer
Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Müller
Narrator: Gert Heidenreich
Editor: Gita Datta (NDR)
Producer: Simon Riedel (Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm)
Awards: Special Jury Award 2021
Nominations: Best Story 2021,
Best Postproduction 2021
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