Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by John Murray
Crossing the Line Productions, ORF, NDR, France TV, TG4, BBC, PBS, SVT in association with ORF-Enterprise
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Wild Ireland - The Edge of the World
Wildes Irland - Grüne Insel am Rande Europas
This film features Ireland's wild wonders as they have never been captured before -from humpback whales breaching off its southern shores, to puffins and manx shearwaters facing the gales of the west coast while raising their young on offshore rocks like Skelleg Island. Ireland's shores are grey seal heaven, and inland, the mountain scenes of red deer stags in the rutting season are as impressive as anywhere in Europe. Kestrels hunt from a ruined abbey in the burren, Ireland's limestone desert. Basking sharks, dolphins, squirrels, long-eared bats; there's something new at every turn, off-shore and on. Majestic salmon return from the Arctic and swim upriver into the purest freshwaters in Europe -and brave a murderous gauntlet of waterfalls and fishermen. Whooper swans fly back from their Icelandic summer to winter on Ireland's milder lakes; while in Donegal golden eagles fight the gales of the northern highlands to nurture their chicks on the sheer cliffsides.
Awards: Grierson Awards 2017: Grierson Award, Royal Television Society 2017: Royal Television Society Awards, Hawaii International Film Festival 2018: Golden Maile