Run-Time: 1 x 51 min.
Directed by Barbara Puskas
Written by Ina Knobloch, Barbara Puskas
A co-production by ORF and epo-film in association with bm:bwk
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , Japanese (DUBBED)
Almendro - Tree of Life
Almendro - Baum des Lebens
The Almendro Tree must be the most impressive of all the jungle giants in Costa Rica's rainforest. From root to top, this unique tree offers habitats, shelter and nourishment to an incredible number of creatures. Whenever an Almendro goes down, almost the entire community goes down with it, demonstrating the fragility of interdependent systems. A dramatic example of this principle is the Great Green Macaw. Wherever the tree disappears, the parrot no longer is found.
Awards: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 2004: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Award, Green Vision, International Environmental Film Festival 2004: Green Vision, International Environmental Film Festival Award