Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Lukas Beck
Written by Lukas Beck and Martin Betz
A co-production by ORF and Metafilm in association with Austrian Television Fund, Vienna Film Fund, bm:ukk and Cinestyria
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER) , German (SUB TITLE)
Keepers of the Ark - A Life for Animals
Schönbrunner Tiergeschichten - Leben im Zoo
The young cheetah carefully marks his new terrain which is full of another an- imal's strange scent. A group of young falcons are nervous: it's their first attempt at flight. Nina, the young keeper of the bats, is excited and sad - it's time to set her young animals free, to fend for them-selves in the woods around Schonbrunn palace. What these animals share is their proximity to humans in a zoo - the world's oldest, Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo: a centre for animal care, conservation and international breeding programs. This is the story of Schonbrunn's zoo-keepers who devote their lives to the animals,witnessing birth, aging, death and, occasionally, the end of an entire species.
Awards: Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2013: Matsalu Nature Film Festival Award