400 Kilometer vom afrikanischen Kontinent entfernt liegt ein kleiner, eigener Kontinent – Madagaskar. Fantastische Landschaften, bizarre Tier- und Pflanzenwelten und Menschen mit einer tiefen kulturellen und spirituellen Naturverbundenheit machen das Besondere dieser Insel aus. Lebensfreude, Tanz und Gesang sind die Grundessenz für einen besonderen Ausflug in die wunderbare Welt Madagaskars – zwischen Magie und Wirklichkeit.

Director: Annette Scheurich

In her capacity as Managing Director of Marco Polo Film AG, Heidelberg, Annette Scheurich is responsible for development and production of documentaries. She began producing nature films in 1984 and with her filmmaker husband Klaus Scheurich is co-founder of the production company Marco Polo Film. She has been working as author and producer of numerous documentaries mainly in the genres nature film, science and adventure. Many of those films have won multiple awards. She works for national and international broadcasters and produced the award winning documentary “The White Diamond” directed by Werner Herzog.
She has been on the panel of various conferences and festivals, has coordinated workshops and moderated pitching sessions at GreenScreen, Dokville, Leipzig Pitching Session, Naturvision, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, The world Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP), Wildscreen and many more.

Director: Rosie Koch

Rosie Koch, born on 20.09.1970 in Balingen, studied biology in Mainz, Jena and Tübingen after graduating from high school. During an internship in Ludwigsburg, she learned AVID editing, camera work and image processing. During her doctoral thesis in St. Louis, USA, about naked mole rats in Kenya, she created several, partly award-winning, animal short documentaries on her own. Another internship at Story House Productions in Berlin was followed by a 3-year employment at Marco Polo Film AG in Heidelberg as a researcher and director. In 2010 she founded her own nature film production company Nona Naturedocx. Mostly in collaboration with her partner, the cameraman Roland Gockel, the director and producer creates since then partly award-winning nature and animal films, as well as nature or animal protection relevant reports for public German and French television.

45 Min.
Director: Annette Scheurich, Rosie Koch
Script: Annette Scheurich
Cinematography: Klaus Scheurich
Editing: Henning Fromme, Klaus Kübel, Armin Riegel
Music: Augustin Sarovy, Axel Sonntag
Narrator: Olaf Pessler
Editor: Jürgen Matijevic (WWF)