Run-Time: 1 x 54 min.
Directed by Wolfgang Thaler
Written by Wolfgang Thaler
A co-production of Adi Mayer Film and ORF in association with DOCSTAR, WDR and bm:bwk
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , Japanese (DUBBED)
Ants! - Nature's Secret Power
Ameisen - Die heimliche Weltmacht
They wage wars and administer medicines; they are farmers and graziers. They live in a world of coded communications and lightning chains of command, secret poison mixtures and prodigious strength. They have inhabited our planet for millions of years. And yet no living creature seems more alien to us. UNIVERSUM cameraman Wolfgang Thaler and Bert Hölldobler, a leading authority on ants, bring us faceto- face with the mysterious world of these social insects. Bert Hölldobler, Professor at the University of Würzburg, threw open the doors of his laboratory for the first time to make this documentary. With the latest high definition technology, Wolfgang Thaler has shot some of the most spectacular images of these fascinating creatures ever shown, pairing cutting edge technology with his wide experience of macro filming.
Awards: Golden Eagle Awards 2006: Golden Eagle Awards, Jackson Hole Film Festival 2005: Jackson Hole Film Festival Awards, U.S. International Film and Video Festival 2005: U.S. International Film and Video Festival Awards