Birds of Heaven - The Holy Cranes of Bhutan

Some people believe that the souls of the departed are carried up to heaven on the back of a crane - in Bhutan they are considered “birds of fortune”. The boy Karma knows all the myths and tales, and he is fascinated by the elegance of these birds.

Director: Christian Herrmann

Born on March 30th 1957 in Berlin. Studied 1978-1983, graduating with Master of Arts in communication sciences, politics and psychology. 1983-1985: Press officer at the American Consulate General in Munich. 1985-1987: Press officer at Munich International Trade Fairs. Since 1987: freelancer/ permanent author and producer at Bavarian broadcaster BR. 1989-1993: lecturer at the Institute for Communication Sciences at the LMU Munich. Since 2013 production manager of the ‚Animals and Nature‘ desk of Bayrischer Rundfunk
Udo A. Zimmermann studied German language and literature, sociology and geography. He was a research assistant at Munich University and visiting student at the University of Television and Film (HFF Munich). As editor and author for numerous wildlife and conservation series, he gained experience while shooting films in many remote corners of the world. 2005 - 2015, he heads the editorial department Wildlife and Nature, thus being responsible for nature and wildlife series at BR

Director: Udo A. Zimmermann

Udo A. Zimmermann studied German language and literature, sociology and geography. He was a research assistant at Munich University and visiting student at the University of Television and Film (HFF Munich). As editor and author for numerous wildlife and conservation series, he gained experience while shooting films in many remote corners of the world. 2005 - 2015, he heads the editorial department Wildlife and Nature, thus being responsible for nature and wildlife series at BR.

2016
44 Min.
Deutsch
6
Director: Christian Herrmann, Udo A. Zimmermann
Author: Christian Herrmann, Udo A. Zimmermann
Camera: Ulrich Schramm
Editing: Birgit Sahin
Music: Andreas Suttner
Speaker: Max Volker Martens
Editor: BR/Angela Schmid, Arte/Antoinette Koering, Tilo Hoffmann/Medienkontor
Producer: BR/Medienkontor/ARTE
Awards: Award of the Juvenile Jury 2016
Nominations: Award of the Juvenile Jury 2016