Amazon Alive 2 - Hidden Secrets

The film untangles the network of complex interrelations, symbioses and dependencies in the Amazon rainforest. The largest rainforest on earth is more than an accumulation of myriads of different species. Here, the laws of biology are turned upside down and our assumptions about life itself are fundamentally questioned. The film follows the Kayapó Indians during their preparations for a big festivity and grants new insights into their culture and complex social structure.

Director: Christian Baumeister

The multiple award-winning cameraman and director Christian Baumeister (* 1971) is one of the best animal and nature filmmakers in Germany. It stands for breathtaking landscapes, detailed animal portraits and a perfect composition. After completing his studies in biology, he studied animal film. In 2001 he founded the production company Light & Shadow based in Münster. His film projects have taken him all over the world, where many films and some country-wide glossy animal film series have been created. His three-part series "The Andes - Nature at the Limit" was nominated for 2 Emmys in the USA.

45 Min.
Director: Christian Baumeister
Script: Sue Western, Beatrix Stöpel, Lothar Frenz, Amber
Cinematography: Christian Baumeister, Rolando Menardi, Luis de Maja, Alexander Sommer, Yann Sochaczewski
Editing: Stefan Canham, Stefan Reiss
Music: Oliver Heuss
Narrator: Martin Umbach
Editor: Wolf Lengwenus (NDR), Heide Thieme (ARTE), Sabine Holzer (ORF)
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