Woodland Myth (Part 2) - The Fight for Light

Why do most creatures live on the edge of forests and not in the centre? Much of this has to do with light. Formerly, large herds of herbivores, such as mammoths, bison, or giant deer shaped this habitat. Today it is the wind, tree felling and pests which influence the amount of light and warmth which penetrates to the ground. In this way a variety of plants and animals develop and big and small miracles take place.

Director: Jan Haft

The multiple award-winning cameraman and director Jan Haft (*1967) is one of the most innovative animal filmmakers in Germany. After studying geology/palaeontology, he went on to study biology. At the beginning of the 1990s, the nature enthusiast began his career as a camera assistant for animal film productions. Already in 1996 he founded Nautilusfilm GmbH, one of the most successful companies for animal films in Germany

45 Min.
Director: Jan Haft
Cinematography: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne
Editing: Robert Morgenstern, Kathrin Schröder
Music: Jörg Pfeil
Narrator: Martin Umbach
Editor: Tom Synnatzschke und Jörn Röver (NDR Naturfilm), Wolf Lengwenus (NDR), Heide Kortlueke (ARTE)
Website URL: www.nautilusfilm.com/