Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Rita Schlamberger
ScienceVision and Nationalpark Kalkalpen in association with ORF
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Making an Ancient Forest - Kalkalpen National Park
Zurück zum Urwald - Nationalpark Kalkalpen
What if we could turn back the clock and restore Nature to her virgin state? ». In the Kalkalpen National Park - these steep limestone mountains inthe heart of Austria - precisely this decision has been taken. However, the intention is not to destroy, but to recreate. The forest managers stepped down and let nature's own management take over. This opens the door for new life, allowing the variety of trees and herbs to grow, the forests to once again attract wild animals which had deserted the commercial woods: lynx, pygmyowls, woodpeckers, so many different caterpillars- and the fascinating ichneumon wasp. And in the process, wonderful networks that exist between the plants, the fungi and the trees are revealed. These networks of communication are only now being discovered.
Awards: Green Screen International Film Festival 2016: Green Screen International Film Festival Award, Green Screen International Film Festival 2016: Green Screen International Film Festival Award, JIFF Jaipur International Film Festival 2016: Golden Camel, Deauville Green Awards 2016: Gold Award, Sichuan TV Festival 2015: Gold Panda Awards for Documentary, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016: Santa Barbara International Film Festival awards, Festival du Film de l'Oiseau et de la Nature 2016: Festival du Film de l'Oiseau et de la Nature Award, Japan Wildlife Festival 2018: Japan Wildlife Festival Award, CMS Vatavaran Festival 2017: CMS Vatavaran Award, W?odzimierz Puchalski, International Nature Film Festival 2017: W?odzimierz Puchalski, International Nature Film Festival Award, New York Film Festival 2017: New York Film Festival Award, Albert International Wildlife Film Festival 2017: Albert International Wildlife Film Festival Award, Hawaii International Film Festival 2017: Golden Maile, News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2018: News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Forest Film Festival - Short Film & Video 2018: Forest Film Festival Awards, Orobie Film Festival 2019: Orobie Film Festival Award, Natourale - Nature & Tourism Film Festival 2018: Honorable Mention in Gold, Thüringer Naturfilmtage 2017: Thüringer Naturfilmtage Award, Shanghai International Green Film Week 2017: Best Educational Value Award