Metamorphosen - Die Wildnis kehrt zurück: Costa Rica - Mission Tropenwald

Costa Rica is famous for its national parks, tropical forests and rare animals. For centuries, however, the forest had to give way more and more - especially for agriculture. Since the 1980s, the country has been making changes. Huge areas have been reforested, and plant and animal species are recovering. The film shows how what was long considered impossible has been achieved: the return of the tropical forests and their inhabitants.

Director: Frank Nischk

Frank Nischk, born in 1967, studied biology in Cologne. His doctoral thesis took him to the tropical forests of Ecuador. Since then, he has worked as a knowledge and culture journalist, filmmaker and producer of nature documentaries for Längengrad Filmproduktion in Cologne. In 2020, his first non-fiction book was published: "Die fabelhafte Welt der fiesen Tiere".

Germany Costa Rica
43 Min.
Director: Frank Nischk
Script: Frank Nischk
Cinematography: Sven Kiesche
Editing: Isabelle Albert
Music: Thomas Wolter
Narrator: Philipp Schepmann
Editor: Christian Cools (ARTE)
Producer: Thomas Weidenbach & Sarah Zierul (Längengrad Filmproduktion)