Expedition New Guinea - The Crater of the Tree Kangaroos

It is one of the world's largest but most mysterious islands: New Guinea still holds unexplored primeval forests today. At the destination of an extraordinary expedition, jungle crocodiles lurk in murky rivers: Accompanied by an international team, German photographer Ulla Lohmann travels to an extinct volcano. During the second part of the trip, the scientists discover mammals as yet unknown living in the crater.


Director: Annie Backhouse

Director: Jonny Keeling

Director: Jonny Young

Director: Lothar Frenz

Lothar Frenz, born in 1964, studied biology and journalism at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz. Since 1991 he has been working as a free-lance journalist. He was on the editorial staff at GEO magazine and at the ZDF, he writes books and produces nature documentaries. During shooting for the NDR in the Amazon, he even found a still undiscovered big species - the Giant Peccary. Discovering nature in general is the main aim of his work - whether it be on the doorstep or on remote expeditions.

44 Min.
Director: Annie Backhouse, Jonny Keeling, Jonny Young, Lothar Frenz
Script: Lothar Frenz, Annie Backhouse, Jonny Keeling, Jonn
Cinematography: Roland Gockel, Gordon Buchanan, Luke Cormack, David McKay, Keith Patridge, Jonny Rogers, Iain Simpson, Robin Smith
Editing: Katrin Dücker, Peter Brownlee, Gary Skipton, John Wigger
Music: Jonathan Gunton
Narrator: Hubertus Bengsch
Editor: Wolf Lengwenus (NDR)
Nominations: Best Science Film 2011
Website URL: www.studio-hamburg.de