Die Kleiderordnung der Tiere

Wer trägt was und warum

Every creature from amoeba to blue whale needs a suitable outside shell. Nature provides ingenious materials and daring designs. Any fashion goes in nature as long as it fulfils its purpose.


Director: Volker Arzt

Volker Arzt has been working on TV for decades. His background is a degree in theoretical physics, but his passion is moving pictures. He made about 200 documentaries about scientific, medical or ecological topics for children and adults. The project ‘smart birds’ fits right in in with his favourite subject: cognitive abilities of living creatures – reasons for differences, evolutionary development and the part they play in daily life. Ravens and parrots for example are particularly intelligent and smart and seem to have an understanding for techniques and every-day physics. Only legend or scientific knowledge? What may be the outcome of a competition between the smartest representatives of crows and parrots? We can look forward to finding out!

Director: Robert Sigl

Robert Sigl, born in Munich in 1983, has worked with his father, Walter Sigl, on nature documentaries for the BR since his early youth. In addition to studying biology at the LMU Munich and training asResearch diver at the Technical University of Munich, he worked for Bernhard Rübe (Ruebefilm) as an assistant, underwater cameraman and scientific advisor. He also made several educational and science films at this time. For a few years he works full-time as a producer, cameraman and author for text and image media production.

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52 Min.
Director: Volker Arzt, Robert Sigl
Script: Volker Arzt
Cinematography: Rudolph Diesel, Brian McClatchy, Bernhard Rübe, Björn Rehder, Dietmar Nill, Roland Gockel, Ireneuzs Dziugiel, Jens Klingebiel, Robert Sigl, Florian Graner, Dieter Szöke
Editing: Katrin Dücker-Eckloff, Christoph Heimerl
Music: Manuel Weber, Benni Freibott
Narrator: Till Hagen
Editor: Gabriele Conze (WDR), Christine Peters (BR), Claudia Schwab (SWR), Patricia Vasapollo (HR)
Producer: Angelika Sigl, Johann Lang
Nominations: Best Story 2019
Website URL: www.textundbild.de