Räuber in Westfalen

Neues Leben in Panzerspuren

The Senne is the largest heath landscape in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) - an important refuge for animal and plant species. It provides a home for rare insects and birds, endangered amphibians and large packs of fallow deer. Nowhere else in NRW are there so many sand lizards. However, this natural paradise has a special history: for 130 years, large parts of the Senne have been used as a military training area, and it is forbidden for civilians to enter.




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 münchen.tv
· 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 münchen.tv, 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.

45 Min.
Director: Heike Grebe
Script: Heike Grebe
Cinematography: Ralph Schieke, Robin Jähne
Editing: Maximilian Narkovic
Music: Thomas Wolter
Narrator: Philipp Schepmann
Editor: Klaus Kunde-Neimöth (WDR)
Producer: Thomas Weidenbach & Sarah Zierul (Längengrad Filmproduktion)
Nominations: Heinz Sielmann Film Award 2020
Website URL: www.laengengrad-filmproduktion.de