Searching for the Harpy

Harpies are gruesome ariel spirits, half bird, half woman - or the most powerful bird of prey in the world. The grip of its claws is more powerful than a bite of a German shepherd dog, its talons are longer than those of a grizzly bear. Its sharp eyes don't miss a movement and no other bird flies so silently and windy through the branches of trees. In addition to the harpy eagle the film shows beautiful landscapes and numerous strange animals such as the tayra or the giant armadillo.


Director: Rainer Bergomaz

The doctor of biologist Rainer Bergomaz (born 1957) was able to gain a lot of experience as a camera assistance, sound engineer and cameraman. Since 1994 he has worked as a journalist, sound engineer and cameraman for the TV channels ARD and ZDF.

Director: Marion Pöllmann

Marion Pöllmann was born on August 26th 1966. Since August 1994, she worked as a freelance journalist specialising in documentaries about animals, ecology and travel for private and public radio and TV stations. In 1995 Marion completed practical training at Bavarian Broadcasting BR and has since continuously worked as a freelancer for BR. Between 2001 and 2005 she produced more than eleven wildlife documentaries in South America and Eastern Europe.

43 Min.
Director: Rainer Bergomaz, Marion Pöllmann
Script: Marion Pöllmann, Rainer Bergomaz
Cinematography: Rainer Bergomaz, Yung Sandy, Mike Allicock, Sascha Schöberl
Editing: Jana Spannfellner, Rainer Bergomaz
Music: Florian Moser
Narrator: Christian Schulz
Editor: Petra Boden
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