Meerkats - How they sleep, dream and cuddle

Meerkats: we all know them from the zoos at daytime. What happened that night? They are all huddled together or sleep individually? Do meerkats dream, and do they cuddle?


Director: Christian Herrmann

Born on March 30th 1957 in Berlin. Studied 1978-1983, graduating with Master of Arts in communication sciences, politics and psychology. 1983-1985: Press officer at the American Consulate General in Munich. 1985-1987: Press officer at Munich International Trade Fairs. Since 1987: freelancer/ permanent author and producer at Bavarian broadcaster BR. 1989-1993: lecturer at the Institute for Communication Sciences at the LMU Munich. Since 2013 production manager of the ‚Animals and Nature‘ desk of Bayrischer Rundfunk
Udo A. Zimmermann studied German language and literature, sociology and geography. He was a research assistant at Munich University and visiting student at the University of Television and Film (HFF Munich). As editor and author for numerous wildlife and conservation series, he gained experience while shooting films in many remote corners of the world. 2005 - 2015, he heads the editorial department Wildlife and Nature, thus being responsible for nature and wildlife series at BR

44 Min.
Director: Christian Herrmann
Script: Christian Herrmann
Cinematography: Ulrich Schramm, Birgit Kruschwitz
Editing: Birgit Sahin
Music: Andreas Suttner, Wolfgang Moser
Narrator: Katja Amberger, Detlef Kügow
Editor: Udo A. Zimmermann
Awards: sh:z Audience Award 2013
Nominations: sh:z Audience Award 2013