The Swabian Alb

The Tricks of the jaybird

The Swabian Jura is a biodiverse upland in the heart of Baden-Württemberg. The chalky soil, undermined by rain and frost, was transformed into extreme habitats: spring holes, waterfalls, cave systems, rocky landscapes and dry valleys.

Director: Klaus Weißmann

From early childhood on Klaus Weissmann’s passion has been watching animals and nature. The trained biologist works as a freelance author and cameraman. Starting in 1998 he has been producing documentaries focused on nature and species, science and expeditions for German’s public service broadcasting channels. With every new project he tries to find the right mixture of ‘infotainment’ and takes a humorous approach in order to awaken his audience’s interest in animals and nature.

43 Min.
SUB: German
Director: Klaus Weißmann
Script: Klaus Weißmann
Cinematography: Klau Weißmann, Maximilian Föll
Editing: Stefan Schmitt
Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller, Patrick Puszko, Sebastian Haßler
Narrator: Philipp Schepmann
Editor: Gabriele Conze (WDR), Christine Peters (BR), Andrea Schmid (BR), Claudia Schwab (SWR)
Producer: Klaus Weißmann, naturfilm, D-74535 Mainhardt
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