The common dormouse – wide awake at night

Hibernating for six months the shy dormice cram mating, building nests and rearing their offspring into the remaining months while fending off wild boar, owls, ever hungry ermines and their many other enemies.

Director: Joachim Hinz

Joachim Hinz, born 1953 in Eutin (Schleswig-Holstein), has been making nature films since 1981. In this period he acted as director, cinematographer and producer in Germany and abroad on more than 50 films for ARD, ZDF and for the Institut für Weltkunde (WBF/Hamburg), a provider of educational media .
Mr. Hinz, whose main profession is that of a vocational school teacher, lives with his wife in Aukrug, a town in Schleswig-Holstein, about 30 km southwest of Kiel.

45 Min.
Director: Joachim Hinz
Script: Beatrix Stoepel - Joachim Hinz
Cinematography: Joachim Hinz
Editing: Katrin Dücker-Eckloff
Music: Oliver Heuss
Narrator: Norbert Langer
Editor: Gabriele Conze
Awards: sh:z Audience Award 2014
Nominations: sh:z Audience Award 2014
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