Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Rita & Michael Schlamberger
ScienceVision and Nationalpark Kalkalpen in association with ORF
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , German (SUB TITLE)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Making an Ancient Forest - Kalkalpen National Park
Zurück zum Urwald - Nationalpark Kalkalpen
What if we could turn back the clock and restore Nature to her virgin state? ». In the Kalkalpen National Park - these steep limestone mountains in the heart of Austria - precisely this decision has been taken. However, the intention is not to destroy, but to recreate. The forest managers stepped down and let nature's own management take over. This opens the door for new life, allowing the variety of trees and herbs to grow, the forests to once again attract wild animals which had deserted the commercial woods: lynx, pygmy owls, woodpeckers, so many different caterpillars - and the fascinating ichneumon wasp. And in the process, wonderful networks that exist between the plants, the fungi and the trees are revealed. These networks of communication are only now being discovered.
Awards: Green Screen International Film Festival 2016: Green Screen International Film Festival Award, Green Screen International Film Festival 2016: Green Screen International Film Festival Award, JIFF Jaipur International Film Festival 2016: Golden Camel, Deauville Green Awards 2016: Gold Award, Sichuan TV Festival 2015: Gold Panda Awards for Documentary, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016: Santa Barbara International Film Festival awards, Festival du Film de l'Oiseau et de la Nature 2016: Festival du Film de l'Oiseau et de la Nature Award