Amazon Alive 1 - Green Hell or Paradise?

The Amazon rainforest is a wonder in species diversity and a place of constant challenge for all its inhabitants. Why did this diversity evolve exactly here? Characteristic species such as the jaguar and Ara macaws lead us through a world of bizarre creatures competing over food. The documentary also accompanies the indigenous people of the Amazon during hunting and their daily life far away from modern civilisation. Also, the film commemorates naturalist Alfred Russel on his journey into the depths of the rainforest in the 19th century.

Director: Christian Baumeister

The multiple award-winning cameraman and director Christian Baumeister (* 1971) is one of the best animal and nature filmmakers in Germany. It stands for breathtaking landscapes, detailed animal portraits and a perfect composition. After completing his studies in biology, he studied animal film. In 2001 he founded the production company Light & Shadow based in Münster. His film projects have taken him all over the world, where many films and some country-wide glossy animal film series have been created. His three-part series "The Andes - Nature at the Limit" was nominated for 2 Emmys in the USA.

45 Min.
Director: Christian Baumeister
Script: Sue Western, Beatrix Stöpel, Lothar Frenz, Amber
Cinematography: Christian Baumeister, Rolando Menardi, Luis de Maja, Alexander Sommer
Editing: Stefan Canham, Stefan Reiss
Music: Oliver Heuss
Narrator: Martin Umbach
Editor: Wolf Lengwenus (NDR), Heide Thieme (ARTE), Sabine Holzer (ORF)
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