The Tears of the Cheetah

An old bushmen tale tells how the cheetah got tearmarks on it’s face: it happened after a female cheetah was stolen her baby. Cheetabrothers Tearmark and Ayla lost their mother.

Director: Angela Graas

Angela Graas was born 1971 in Oberhausen and studied communication sciences and ethnology. After attaining her degree, she attended the University of Television and Film, Munich (HFF München) as an extra-mural student in documentary film. Film writer and director since 1998. For ARD and ARTE she made various prize-winning documentaries and wildlife films, among them „Luchswege“ (about lynxes), „Terror im Reich der Orkas“ (about orcas), „Highway der Schmetterlinge“ (about butterflies) and the full-length documentary film „Jagdzeit“ (about anti-whaling activists).

29 Min.
Director: Angela Graas
Script: Angela Graas
Cinematography: Christoph Castor
Editing: Corinna Sekatzek
Editor: Angela Schmidt
Awards: Award of the Juvenile Jury 2013
Nominations: Award of the Juvenile Jury 2013