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 was born in Balingen and studied biology. During a traineeship in Kudwigsburg she learned AVID cut, camera work and photo editing. While working on her thesis, in St. Louis, USA, about desert mole rats in Kenia she single-handedly made several short animal documentaries - some of them award winning.
Another traineeship at Story House Productions in Berlin was followed by a 3-years employment at Marco Polo Film in Heidelberg as researcher and author. In 2010 she foundet her own nature film production Nona Naturedocx.
She lives and works as freelance nature film author and producer in Berlin.

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