NEW ZEALAND: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE - VENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN

New Zealand is a country featuring rain forests, glaciers, volcanoes and rugged coastlines. The film explores the history of the islands and the work of 19th century German scientists in the country.

Director: Christopher Gerisch

Christopher Gerisch has been working as a writer and director for SPIEGEL TV since 1997, also making reports and documentaries primarily for ZDF, Arte, 3sat and VOX.

Born 1958 in Hannover, he studied German language and literature and history in Hamburg. He began working in journalism at NDR Radio in 1981. He was a trainee at TEMPO magazine and worked as editor and managing editor for RTL in Hamburg, before coming to SPIEGEL TV. There, his focus lies on documentaries.

Director: Kay Siering

Kay Siering was born im Hamburg in 1976. He studied politics, history and journalism at the University of Hamburg and in Harvard (USA). During his studies he worked as author and moderator for several daily newspapers, SPIEGEL TV and the NDR (North- German Radiostation) Since 2003 Kay Siering writes reports and documentaries for the department
"Co- und Auftragsproduktionen" of SPIEGEL TV. Since 2011 he is also heading the department "Dokumentation". In addition to his film making he regularly moderates the "SPIEGEL TV Magazin" at RTL. Siering lives near Hamburg with his wife and two children.

2014
42 Min.
Deutsch
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Director: Christopher Gerisch, Kay Siering
Author: Christopher Gerisch, Kay Siering
Camera: Oliver Gurr, Jürgen Heck, Jürgen Staiger
Editing: Haucke Ketelsen
Music:
Speaker: Constantin von Westphalen
Editor: Susanne Hillmann, Renate Marel (ZDF)