Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by John Dutton
Produced by Skyland for ORF
Languages: German (ORIGINAL)
Hudson River - Journey into the Wild
The Hudson is arguably one of America's greatest
secrets At first glance, it's just another industrial river:
tree-lined banks interspersed with farmers' fields,
bridges, docks, factories, chemical plants and brickyards.
But look a little deeper - there are sandbars, marshes,
waterfalls, lakes, surging rapids and dense forests,
with all the animals, birds and fishes that live on and
in them: coyotes, bald eagles, black bears, 200kg
Atlantic sturgeon, beavers, deer and even flying squirrels.
These are the Adirondacks. The Catskills. Thousands
of acres of untamed wilderness that amaze us with
each changing season.
Native Americans called it Mahicantuck, «the river that
flows two ways». A fitting name for a river that flows
both north and south--a river of arrivals and departures,
of giving and taking, death and regeneration. In this tidal
estuary ocean waters meet mountain brooks, and
roiling brackish waters create a centerpiece for the entire