Die Igelretter aus dem Piemont

In the vineyards of Piemont, veterinarian Massimo Vacchetta treats injured, orphaned or sick hedgehogs around the clock. Mostly we humans are to blame for their plight - careless drivers, hedge trimmers, lawn mowers and many other dangers lurk on the roads and in the gardens. Years ago, a small, delicate hedgehog girl named Ninna touched the veterinarian's heart so deeply that he devoted himself entirely to saving hedgehogs. Today, Italy's "hedgehog doctor" is an institution. 

Director: Rosie Koch

Rosie Koch, born on 20.09.1970 in Balingen, studied biology in Mainz, Jena and Tübingen after graduating from high school. During an internship in Ludwigsburg, she learned AVID editing, camera work and image processing. During her doctoral thesis in St. Louis, USA, about naked mole rats in Kenya, she created several, partly award-winning, animal short documentaries on her own. Another internship at Story House Productions in Berlin was followed by a 3-year employment at Marco Polo Film AG in Heidelberg as a researcher and director. In 2010 she founded her own nature film production company Nona Naturedocx. Mostly in collaboration with her partner, the cameraman Roland Gockel, the director and producer creates since then partly award-winning nature and animal films, as well as nature or animal protection relevant reports for public German and French television.

52 Min.
Director: Rosie Koch
Script: Rosie Koch
Cinematography: Roland Gockel
Editing: Marc Accensi
Music: Carlo Maierski, Sebastian Budde
Narrator: Nadja Schulz-Berlinghoff
Editor: Arte
Producer: Medienkontor
Website URL: www.nona-naturedocx.com