Lizard Kings

They look like dragons. Equipped with dangerous claws, razor-sharp teeth and long, powerful tails, rock monitors are the largest lizards in the world. No other animal family offers such a broad range, from dwarf monitors which become only 20 cm long up to the famous "Komodo Dragon", which can become up to 3 m long and can be extremely dangerous. However they are mainly one thing: exceptionally clever. No other reptile can compare with their brain.


Director: Gisela Kaufmann

Ms. Kaufmann attended University in Germany where she received a Masters in Communications,
Economics and Geography from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet in Bonn, Germany.

Gisela Kaufmann, an award winning television Producer, Director and Writer has compiled a
solid international career, spanning Europe, the United States, Australia, the Caribbean and
the South Pacific. Her body of work has encompassed successes in Human Interest and Natural
History Documentaries, Profiles, Current Affairs and Travel. It has aired on national public and
commercial television around the world.

43 Min.
Director: Gisela Kaufmann
Script: Gisela Kaufmann
Cinematography: Malcolm Ludgate
Editing: Carsten Orlt
Music: Antonio Dixon
Narrator: Berynn Schwerdt
Editor: Gabriele Conze (WDR), Catherine Le Goff (ARTE)
Nominations: Best Science Film 2010
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