Wild Germany - The Bavarian Forest

In 1980 the bark-beetle caused tens of thousends of trees to die in the bavarian forest – who would have thought that it did not mean the end of the forest, but the birth of a new, more diverse one.


Director: Jürgen Eichinger

Jürgen Eichinger was born in Rotthalmünster (Lkr. Passau). He has a diploma in geography and started making short-films while he was at university. He attended the academy for television and film for four years as a guest-student. In 1985 he made his first TV film: "Angst" (14'). He has his own production company for industrial and promotional films. He is working as a freelance author and director for the BR since 1989 with the emphasis on culture and nature. He was a member of the jury at several film festivals, leads seminars about camera and dramaturgy and won over 30 awards and distinctions

44 Min.
Director: Jürgen Eichinger
Script: Jürgen Eichinger
Cinematography: Jürgen Eichinger u.a.
Editing: Chris von Lüpke
Music: Jürgen Otto (Beratung)
Narrator: Gert Heidenreich
Editor: Angela Schmid, BR; Christine Peters, Arte-BR; Gabriele Conze, WDR; Wolf Lengwenus, NDR
Nominations: Best ecological Film 2012