Run-Time: 1 x 51 min.
Directed by Manfred Corrine
Written by Manfred Corrine
A co-production of ORF and MA22 in association with WDR and NDR Naturfilm
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
The Living Graveyard
Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof
The Viennese Central Cemetery is the biggest and, historically, most significant cemetery in Europe. It is not only the resting place for innumerable politicians and great musicians such as Beethoven and Johann Strauss, it is also a wildly romantic jungle, a habitat for countless animals. This unusual setting for a nature documentary is introduced from the animal's point of view giving an insight info. The hamster guides us through the world below the gravestones, the hawk reveals the activity from the air. Human visitors, funeral processions and tourists are all shown from an animal perspective giving an insight into a fascinating habitat in a vast sea of graves.
Awards: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 2006: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Award, Ménigoute, International Ornithological Film Festival 2006: Ménigoute, International Ornithological Film Festival Award, Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment 2006: Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment Award