Run-Time: 1 x 50 min.
Directed by Kurt Mündl
Written by Kurt Mündl
A co-production of Power of Earth Productions and ORF in association with Lower Austria
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Borderland - Nature Divided
Grenzland - Die geteilte Natur
When the «Iron Curtain» between former Czechoslovakia and Austria fell around 20 years ago it did not only represent release for human beings. The border's dissolution was also an epiphany for the flora and fauna of the two neighbouring countries. Although the same basic environmental conditions prevailed, development was at times completely different. The long term treatment, usage and exploitation of the environment, dictated as it was by differing political and economic concerns, meant that certain plants and wild animals in one region could spread unhindered while just a few kilometres away, on the other side of the barbed-wire fence, they remained totally unknown or had long been exterminated.
The common history of both countries and their unique «Natural Islands» of moors, marshland and disused border country in the «Dead Zone», as well as the search for rare animal species which found refuge there, forms the focus of this Universum voyage of discovery.