Run-Time: 1 x 51 min.
Directed by Jörg Daniel Hissen, Heinz Leger
Written by Jörg Daniel Hissen, Heinz Leger
A co-production of Interspot Film, ORF, NOVA/WBGH Boston, ZDF/ARTE and BMUKK in association with Fremantle Media supported by Fernsehfonds Austria
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9 , 16:9
Mount St. Helens - Life from Zero
Mount St. Helens - Der Vulkan lebt
In 1980 Mount St. Helens exploded in one of the most powerful eruptions of the 20th century. Everything living was buried beneath 300 feet of avalanche debris, covered with steaming mud, topped with a superheated layer of frothy rock from deep within the centre of the earth. It seemed as though St. Helens might remain wasteland forever. Then one day, everything changed. A single lupine plant bursting through the hundreds of acres of pumice was the first sign of the return of life.
What has happened since then remains the secret of the award winning biologist Charlie Crisafulli - the only scientist who has stayed with the site for over the last 27 years.
For the first time exclusively he will provide an insight into this amazing resurrection. Original natural history sequences using macro-photography capture the first moments of rebirth. Aerial views and archive footage of the crater and the surrounding landscape as well as underwater filming combined with state-of-the-art CGI will visualize the ecological miracle. ĞLife from Zeroğ tells a unique story of determination and perseverance - of nature struggling for survival and one man sacrificing all to witness that miracle of nature's return unfolding.
Awards: Green Screen International Film Festival 2010: Green Screen International Film Festival Award, Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment 2010: Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment Award, U.S. International Film and Video Festival 2010: U.S. International Film and Video Festival Awards