Run-Time: 1 x 51 min.
Directed by Wolfgang Thaler
Mayr's Filmbüro for ORF in association with ORF-Enterprise and ARTE
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Termites - The Inner Sanctum
Die geheime Welt der Termiten
They cannot tolerate sunlight; some of them are even blind. However they are one of the world's most ingenious builders: Termites. They build high-risers that are, relatively speaking, 25 times higher than the Empire State Building in New York. They are the only animals that have managed to build an air-conditioning system without electricity. Their nests are architectural masterpieces that rise up to eight meters from the ground and contain brood chambers for larvae, corridors for transportation and fungal gardens for nutrition. «Termites - The Inner Sanctum» takes us along a journey into another world. Visit the skillfully built termite mounds in the savannah, termite nests in the tropical rainforest with their colossal columns of termites foraging for food - and the termites that wreak terrible damage to wood-framed homes. Filmed in the US, Kenya and Borneo.
Awards: NaturVision 2012: NaturVision Award, Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2012: Matsalu Nature Film Festival Award, Japan Wildlife Festival 2013: Japan Wildlife Festival Award