Polar Bears Don’t Cry

The permanent ice in the Arctic is melting. Our climatic change is particularly affecting the polar regions. For several years wildlife film producer, Thomas Behrend has been observing and experiencing the lives of polar bears and seals at first hand, and the effects of global warming on these animals. Using impressive pictures he reports on the filming in Canada and Spitzbergen. With the help of local people and scientists, he attempts to better understand the changes in climate and nature in the Arctic.

Director: Thomas Behrend

Thomas Behrend, a German documentary film maker born in Hamburg, is well-known for his unique under water shots. While studying mechanical engineering the enthusiastic sports diver gathered his first experiences in underwater photography. In 1988 he got his first assignment for a film production. After finishing university he dedicated himself to his passion. In 1991 he founded his own company: BLUE PLANET FILM. From that time on Thomas Behrend produced many international award-winning nature films.

45 Min.
Director: Thomas Behrend
Script: Thomas Behrend
Cinematography: Thomas Behrend, Christina Karliczek, Uwe Anders
Editing: Patrick Wolters
Narrator: Stephan Benson
Editor: Wolf Lengwenus (NDR), Jörn Röver (NDR Natufilm)
Awards: Heinz Sielmann Film Award 2009
Nominations: Heinz Sielmann Film Award 2009
Website URL: www.studio-hamburg.de/