Die Odyssee der Großtrappen

Are Great Bustards the dodos of our time? It is all but a certainty that here is a species dwindling towards extinction. Two men, one woman and a passionate back up team are running a remarkable project in Berlin’s backyards to prevent its disappearance.


Director: Henry M. Mix

Henry is a producer, director and cameraman for natural history documentaries, and worked for a number of national and international networks, incl. NDR, ARTE, BBC, National Geographic and others. He worked as biodiversity expert for various environmental projects in Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Georgia and other countries. He is a board member of the German Species Conservation Foundation and was Series Producer of the so far biggest German natural history series (Wild Russia).

Director: Boas Schwarz

Boas Schwarz has been a freelance documentary filmmaker for over 15 years. As a director, producer and cameraman, he has realised numerous wildlife and nature films as well as high-quality reports and science formats for broadcasters such as ARTE, NDR, BBC and NatGeo. He is particularly specialised in challenging and remote locations. He works in small, multi-skilled teams in which each crew member takes on several tasks.

52 Min.
Director: Henry M. Mix, Boas Schwarz
Script: Henry M. Mix, Boas Schwarz
Cinematography: Boas Schwarz, Henry M. Mix
Editing: Mirco Tribanek
Music: Sebastian Schmidt
Narrator: Conny Wolters
Editor: Ralf Fronz (MDR), Ute Beutler (RBB), Ulrike Lovett (BR)
Producer: Henry M. Mix (Altayfilm)
Website URL: www.altay.film