Table Mountain – Guardian of the South

The Table Mountain rises steeply out of the sea on the southern tip of Africa. This massive is an icon of the continent, a famous landmark all over the world. A group of deprived youths from a township on the outskirts of Cape Town climb this legendary mountain for the first time. They encounter African penguins and cheeky baboons and discover the sleepy jungle. It is a journey into a secret world on the roof over the sea, which will change the lives of these young people.

Director: Herbert Ostwald

Filmmaker Herbert Ostwald was born 1960 in Berlin (Germany). After studying biology he decided to start journalism. He worked as a radio reporter, as an editor at an daily newspaper and wrote a book about scientific treasure rooms in Berlin. Since 1995 Ostwald creates small and long films almost about the relationship of men, nature, culture and mythology on a national and international level. "I din't want to repeat boring stories about biology of animals. There is more interesting background in relationship between people and animals." So he kept an eye on bizarre and funny stories about men and wildlife. In 1997 Ostwald was participant of the "Wildlife Filmmaking school" in Sweden. 2002 he took part in "Discovery Campus Masterschool" in Europe. For his films he got awards in USA, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. Numerous documentaries have been nominated in film competitions all over the world.

43 Min.
Director: Herbert Ostwald
Author: Herbert Ostwald
Camera: Roland Gockel, Karlheinz Baumann, Greg Shaw
Editing: Isabelle Albert
Music: Mark Joggerst
Speaker: Volker Wolf
Editor: Dieter Kaiser, Gabriele Conze, Catherine LeGoff