What is wilderness?

The film “What is Wilderness?” shows that the greatest biodiversity exists where large grazing animals are part of the habitat. Since domestic animals can perform the same "ecosystem engineering" services as wild animals, near-natural grazing is a great opportunity for biodiversity, animal welfare, climate, and the landscape in which we live.


Director: Jan Haft

The multiple award-winning cameraman and director Jan Haft (*1967) is one of the most innovative animal filmmakers in Germany. After studying geology/palaeontology, he went on to study biology. At the beginning of the 1990s, the nature enthusiast began his career as a camera assistant for animal film productions. Already in 1996 he founded Nautilusfilm GmbH, one of the most successful companies for animal films in Germany

50 Min.
Director: Jan Haft
Script: Jan Haft
Cinematography: Kay Ziesenhenne, Jan Haft, Jonas Blaha, Jonathan Wirth, Alex & Steffen Sailer
Editing: Jan Haft
Music: Dominik Eulberg, Hannes Kretzer
Narrator: Jerzy May
Editor: Christian Cools
Producer: Melanie Haft, nautilusfilm GmbH
Website URL: nautilusfilm.de