Penguin City

In the middle of the Southern Ocean, a mountain looms out of the water, imposing and solid as a rock: South Georgia. The infamous Antarctic storms crash down on 3000-metre-high ridges. It appears inhospitable and hostile, but in fact the opposite is true.


Director: Roland Gockel

Roland Gockel was born in Duisburg. After high school be was a camera trainee at the BR before he went to study at the 'Staatliche Fachschule für Optik und Fototechnik‘ in Berlin. After practical training in underwater photography he started working as camera man in wildlife and nature films in 1990. Since then his shots feature in many documentaries and expedition reports for public TV, Blue Chip nature documentaries for movie theatres and international productions. Recently he has been working as producer, director and author.

Director: Rosie Koch

Rosie Koch was born in Balingen and studied biology. During a traineeship in Kudwigsburg she learned AVID cut, camera work and photo editing. While working on her thesis, in St. Louis, USA, about desert mole rats in Kenia she single-handedly made several short animal documentaries - some of them award winning.
Another traineeship at Story House Productions in Berlin was followed by a 3-years employment at Marco Polo Film in Heidelberg as researcher and author. In 2010 she foundet her own nature film production Nona Naturedocx.
She lives and works as freelance nature film author and producer in Berlin.

49 Min.
Director: Roland Gockel, Rosie Koch
Script: Roland Gockel, Rosie Koch
Cinematography: Roland Gockel
Editing: Daniel Probst
Music: Klaus Hillebrecht
Narrator: Sascha Rothermund
Editor: Ralf Quibeldey, NDR; Andrew Solomon, ORF
Producer: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm; Nona Naturedocx
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