Ravens - Rascals of the Skies

Hardly any other bird species has occupied human beings like the raven. They fascinate and have been hunted mercilessly for centuries. This film offers many new and spectacular aspects of the secret world of this black feathered species. We travel from the Alps to the North Sea. The film gives us an account of the alpine ravens in high mountainous regions, the rook colonies and cheeky carrion crows in the towns and about the small, intelligent jackdaws, who love nesting in chimneys and even in rabbit holes. Finally, there is the King of them all, the raven, not only the finest song bird on earth, but surprises scientists with its astounding intelligence. A HD production, this film is exciting and takes us on a varied journey through the world of this highly intelligent and often misunderstood and misinterpreted bird group.

Director: Heribert Schöller

Heribert Schöller studied biology and began his career in research and in lecturing, part of the time in the Natural History Museum Senckenberg in Frankfurt a. M. In 1999 he went to Hessischen Rundfunk and worked there as author and cameraman for a wildlife and environmental magazine. From 2002 he completed the series "On the Tracks of Nature". In 2004 he founded corvusFilm, and has since produced wildlife and scientific films above all for ARTE, as well as internationally for Studio Hamburg. At present he is working on "The Vulnerable Skin of the Earth", as part of an international research project on climatic changes in the arid regions of the earth.

43 Min.
Director: Heribert Schöller
Script: Heribert Schöller
Cinematography: Heribert Schöller
Editing: Julie Wang
Music: Hannes Gill
Narrator: Josef Tratnik
Editor: Jutta Hartmann (hr), Uta Cappel (arte)
Website URL: www.corvusfilm.de