Run-Time: 1 x 49 min.
Directed by Kurt Mündl
Written by Kurt Mündl
A co-production of ORF, Power of Earth, bm:bwk and NDR
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Madeira - Emerald in the Atlantic
Madeira - Smaragd im Atlantik
Madeira is considered as «the green emerald» in the Atlantic ocean. The island's mountains are overgrown with million-years-old primeval forests. The Laurisilva forest, the largest of its kind in Europe, covers an area of 22,000 hectares and has been proclaimed to be UNESCO World Natural Heritage in 1999. The majority of all plant and animal species that occur on Madeira are global endemics. In his film, multi-award winner Kurt Mündl tells the story of discovery and colonization of the archipelago and shows endangered nature and traditional culture in extraordinary pictures: From whales to Europe's smallest bird, from traditional sugar cane processing to the centuries-old craft of basket-making.