In the Land of Wild Giants

Wisents in North Rhine-Westphalia

Vast forests, large reservoirs: the Sauerland is considered the green lung of the densely populated Ruhr district. Here, humans and animals can find rest and retreat. In 2013, a herd of bison was reintroduced here and has been growing ever since.

Director: Heike Grebe

Heike Grebe, born 1986 in Winterberg, Germany
· 2006 - 2009 studied Media Communication & Journalism at the "Fachhochschule des Mittelstands", a university of applied sciences in Bielefeld
· subsequently, traineeship as a video journalist at mü
· as of 2011 producer and author for BLUE PLANET FILM

From childhood on, Heike Grebe wanted to become a journalist. Various internships during her journalism studies at CNN, RTL and other TV stations paved her way to television. Doing day-to-day business in the newsroom at mü, she learned her trade as a news editor as well as handling the camera and cutting footage.
For years, Heike has been gripped by a profound enthusiasm for Africa. After graduating in October 2009, she spent six months doing voluntary services in Tanzania in order to get acquainted with its culture. Her first book "Heike in Afrika" originated from this experience.
Her love and fascination for the people, wildlife and landscapes of Africa is unbroken. BLUE PLANET FILM allowed Heike Grebe to pursue her passion in her position as producer for the project "Kongo", while also acting as author and cinematographer for the making-of. In her current project, a three-part series about South Africa, Heike is in charge of both script and directing in several chapters of a real nature documentary for the first time.

44 Min.
Director: Heike Grebe
Script: Heike Grebe
Cinematography: Michael Riegler
Editing: Mirco Tribanek
Music: Oliver Heuss
Narrator: Wolf Frass
Editor: Gabriele Conze/ WDR
Producer: Blue Planet Film
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