planet- e: The Reptile Mafia

The market for boa constrictors and saurians for sale to private households is booming. The filmteam follows the illegal trading paths to the animal-catchers in the rainforests of West-Papua.

Director: Andreas Ewels

Andreas Ewels was born in 1969 in Münster. After an apprenticeship and studies he worked for the WDR, Stern TV, Focus TV, ZDF and ARD. The journalist produced over 200 documentaries in 18 years for TV dealing mostly with nature and environmental issues.

28 Min.
Director: Andreas Ewels
Camera: Francisco Lopez Martin, Thomas Stille
Editing: Matthias Heep
Editor: Steffen Bayer, Volker Angres
Nominations: Award of the Juvenile Jury 2012