A Wilderness Between the Railroad Tracks

Railroad tracks are more than simply a route from A to B. For many different types of plants and animals they are a valuable habitat. The particular heat and dryness on the tracks offer the best conditions for highly specialised and often greatly endangered plants. Irrelevant of whether they are disused or still in operation there are always animals living almost unnoticed in their midst. For some however the tracks are an almost insurmountable hurdle.


Director: Martina Treusch

Martina Treusch, born on 05.10.1971 in Odenwald. Following Abitur, she studied veterinary medicine in Leipzig. Between 2000 and 2002 she worked at the Galerie for Contemporary Art in Leipzig in public relations. 2002 - 2003 she trained at the Mibeg Institut in Cologne as scientific editor. She then went to the publisher Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and worked in 2004 for the Cologne Filmhaus. Since then she has worked as a freelance editor and also author, and from 2007 to 2008 she trained as film producer with the iSFF, Berlin.

28 Min.
Director: Martina Treusch
Script: Martina Treusch
Cinematography: Guido Kilbert
Editing: Klaus Eichler
Narrator: David Nathan
Editor: Christine Walter / NDR
Nominations: Award of the Juvenile Jury 2010
Website URL: www.hoferichterjacobs.de