Wild Germany- Spreewald

Southeast of Berlin the river Spree spreads out into a myriad of little rivers and forested islands. A sanctuary for Black Storks, cranes and White-tailed Eagles. The waters abundant in fish offer ideal conditions for otters and in autumn the alder carr echoes with the calls of Red Deer. Christoph Hauschild puts this unique riverscape into focus very lyrically. Shots taken from a hot-air balloon, extreme HD slow-motion and time-lapse imaging present the Spreewald in a whole new look.


Director: Christoph Hauschild

Wildlife film producer Christoph Hauschild portrays a sensitive account of the Havel: Within the largest inland marshland of mid Europe thousands of cranes gather every year before they head south. Huge sea eagles find plenty of food from the numerous inshore waters and in neighbouring woodlands the large red deer bell. Foxes bring up their young. Stork nests are to be found on church towers and farmsteads, not far from quiet, marshy thickets, the habitat of the rare marsh toad.

45 Min.
Director: Christoph Hauschild
Script: Christoph Hauschild
Cinematography: Christoph Hauschild, Karl-Heinz Sass, Rudolf Diesel, Dieter Szöke
Editing: Katrin Dücker
Music: Andreas Dicke, Thomas Onderka
Narrator: Hans-Peter Bögel
Editor: Gabriele Conze (WDR), Wolf Lengwenus (NDR), Jörg Neumann (RBB), Angela Schmid(BR), Meyen Wachholz (ARTE)
Nominations: Best Cinematography 2011
Website URL: www.studio-hamburg.de