Rift Valley - From Hell to the Holy Land

The north part of Rift Valley runs from Ethiopia over the Dead Sea into the Valley of Jordan. It is deserted, extremely hot and volcanically active. The most famous inhabitants of the Semien Mountains are the Gelada baboons, they belong to the rarest and most unusual primates on the world. The famous coral reefs of the Red Sea reflect the geology of the mainland. Birds from the whole of Europe fly to their winter quarters and pass the "bottleneck" of the Valley of Jordan.

Director: Harald Pokieser

1977 – 1985 Studium der Publizistik und Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Wien

1980 – 1981 Fullbright Stipendiat an der William Allan White School of Journalism, University of Kansas, Lawrence

1985 Dissertation und Promotion an der Universität Wien

Seit dem viele Naturdokumentationen u.a. für ORF und ZDF

Director: Paul Reddish

Television Producer and Director Author and Scriptwriter
Teacher, Naturalist, Ornithologist and Piscator

Paul joined the BBC from Edinburgh University in 1981 as a TV researcher. He then worked his way up to Series Producer. On the way he produced and directed films on wildlife and anthropology. In 1997 Paul left the BBC to set up his own company, Free Spirit Films. The company specialises in subjects with a natural history, science or anthropology slant, bringing fresh ideas to these genres.
Paul has produced, directed and written scripts for over 25 films. These include many award winning programmes. He has worked with Sir David Attenborough on several occasions. As well as producing individual shows, Paul has been in charge of 3 multi-million pound series. He is the author of ‘Spirits of the Jaguar, has been teaching at the University of Salford and holds a professorship in Cuba and in Argentina.

53 Min.
Director: Harald Pokieser, Paul Reddish
Script: Harald Pokieser
Cinematography: Richard Jones, Erich Pröll, Peter Kasperak, Harald Mittermüller, Marc Szeglat
Editing: Jörg Achatz
Music: Andy Baum
Narrator: Otto Clemens
Editor: Universum NHU
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