Run-Time: 1 x 51 min.
Directed by Paul Reddish
Written by Paul Reddish
Free Spirit Films and epo-Film for ORF in co-production with DDE in association with WDR and NDR Naturfilm
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Baja - The Other California
Baja California - Das andere Kalifornien
Baja California stretches 750 miles southwards from its famous neighbour, the State of California. On either side of this narrow strip of land lie the rich waters of the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez. The peninsula, for the most part, is desert. Stark but beautiful, its raw landscape, naked rocks and giant cactus contrast with the crystal blue waters of the sea that surrounds it. Isolated from other deserts Baja and the Sea of Cortez are home to weird plants and unique creatures that evolved here coping with this most extreme of places. This is a rare opportunity to see the Boojum, for example, that looks more like a 10 meter high upside down parsnip than a true plant, the blue-footed boobies that each year perform their comical courtship or Lizards that eat flies so salty they would kill them, had they not enlarged nostrils with salt glands.
Awards: Annual CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards Gala 2006: Annual CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards, U.S. International Film and Video Festival 2006: U.S. International Film and Video Festival Awards, Ménigoute, International Ornithological Film Festival 2006: Ménigoute, International Ornithological Film Festival Award