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Sendung mit der Maus

Few have ever seen a garden dormouse, although the sweet dormouse sometimes lives right in our gardens. At Heidi and Adam's, they live in an old birdhouse. Around it, the nocturnal dormice find food and good hiding places for hibernation. Even in the middle of Cologne, garden dormice can be seen in the evenings, climbing around on the facade of a house. The film shows what the now rare garden dormice need to feel at home in our gardens in three very different gardens.


Director: Jens Hamann

Jens Hamann was born in Fulda in 1960 and grew up in Kassel. From childhood on, he showed great interest in photography. After finishing school and his military service working as a press photographer, he went on to study photographic engineering from 1980 to 1985 in Cologne.
Since 1987 Jens Hamann is a freelance filmmaker, working mostly for television.
As producer, author, director and cinematographer he has made large-scale personal portaits, landscape and culture documentaries for ARD and WDR as well as numerous wildlife film features for the children's educational TV show „Sendung mit der Maus“ and „Sendung mit dem Elefanten“.

8 Min.
Director: Jens Hamann
Script: Jens Hamann
Cinematography: Jens Hamann
Editing: Jens Hamann
Music: Mark Pütz
Narrator: Ralph Caspers
Editor: Manuela Kalupke
Producer: Jens Hamann TV Filmproduktion
Nominations: Audience Award Best Short Film for Kids 2021