Small, Cute Alaskans

In Alaska they are all large: the bears, the elks, the wolves... no wonder then that nobody observes the small creatures. Ernst Arendt and Hans Schweiger had some Alaskan whistling hares in front of their camera. The small things run around and work hard as if the Alaskan summer is too short for their work, and they make cameraman Hans Schweiger sweat. In supporting roles: porcupines, groundhogs, "wild water rats" and, strange but true, ice worms - animal observation and Alaskan experiences informative and entertaining


Director: Hans Schweiger

Hans Schweiger was born on 12.1.1949 in Füssen. He was an enthusiastic hobby photographer already at school. After finishing school, he worked as a camera assistant, working up to cameraman for documentary films. At the same time he studied Zoology for a few years at the university of Munich.

Director: Ernst Arendt

Ernst Arendt was born in Freiburg in Breisgau on 6.1.1949. After school, he trained in the Natural History Museum of Kassel as a zoological taxidermist. In 1967 he directed his first film about the musk ox.

44 Min.
Director: Hans Schweiger, Ernst Arendt
Script: Ernst Arendt, Hans Schweiger
Cinematography: Hans Schweiger
Editing: Ernst Arendt, Hans Schweiger
Music: Gerhard Bickl
Narrator: Ernst Arendt
Editor: Udo A. Zimmermann (BR)