Amazon Alive 3 - Burning Forest

This film focuses on the efforts to save the Amazon rainforest. Biologists undertake costly expeditions to explore the Amazon's wildlife and fight to secure its survival. Rangers patrol the forest by helicopter in order to spot illegal logging. The Amazon region is more endangered than ever before - vast areas are being burned and cut down every day. Christian Baumeister contrasts the wonders of nature with their destruction in aesthetic and dramatic images.

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
Editing: Stefan Canham, Stefan Reiss
Music: Oliver Heuss
Narrator: Martin Umbach
Editor: Wolf Lengwenus (NDR), Heide Thieme (ARTE), Sabine Holzer (ORF)
Nominations: Best ecological Film 2011
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