The Swifts of Bernried

Each April, precisely at the same time, the Eurasian swifts arrive from South - Afrika at the cloister of Bernried to house under one roof with the nuns, that live there.

Director: Christian Herrmann

Born on March 30th 1957 in Berlin. Studied 1978-1983, graduating with Master of Arts in communication sciences, politics and psychology. 1983-1985: Press officer at the American Consulate General in Munich. 1985-1987: Press officer at Munich International Trade Fairs. Since 1987: freelancer/ permanent author and producer at Bavarian broadcaster BR. 1989-1993: lecturer at the Institute for Communication Sciences at the LMU Munich. Since 2013 production manager of the ‚Animals and Nature‘ desk of Bayrischer Rundfunk
Udo A. Zimmermann studied German language and literature, sociology and geography. He was a research assistant at Munich University and visiting student at the University of Television and Film (HFF Munich). As editor and author for numerous wildlife and conservation series, he gained experience while shooting films in many remote corners of the world. 2005 - 2015, he heads the editorial department Wildlife and Nature, thus being responsible for nature and wildlife series at BR

44 Min.
Director: Christian Herrmann
Script: Christian Herrmann
Cinematography: Ulrich Schramm, Ralph Bemmann, Sigi Braun, Rudolf Diesel, Erich Kaiser, Volker Schmidt
Editing: Birgit Sahin
Music: Andreas Suttner, Wolfgang Moser
Narrator: Katja Amberger, Detlef Kügow
Editor: Udo A. Zimmermann