Gazelles – The High Leap in the Sahara

All wild African Mhorrgazelles became extinct. Sixteen years ago six returned to Morocco from a Spanish and a German zoo. However they were not set free, but placed in the royal hunting grounds near Marrakesh, where there are almost 200 today in a compound. This film reports on the road to freedom for 20 of these creatures. An exciting journey through Morocco, stressful for the animals and accompanying vets. A journey to freedom and for some to their death.

Director: Felix Heidinger

Since1989 Felix Heidinger has been working as a freelance film author for Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARD and ARTE and has produced films that have been sold for international exploitation in Europe and abroad. In the past 10 years his focus has been on various 30’ and 45’ min. documentary series on the subject of animals and nature. His films, amongst them ‘Saw Mosche – Elephants were my Life’, have won various nominations and awards.

43 Min.
Director: Felix Heidinger
Script: Felix Heidinger
Cinematography: Klaus Axthammer, Thomas Schleider (Assistenz)
Editing: Thommy Laeng
Narrator: Detlef Kügow
Editor: Udo A. Zimmermann (BR)