Run-Time: 1 x 44 min.
Directed by Christian Redinger
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , Spanish (DUBBED)
Penyu Penyu - The Turtles of the Celebes Sea
Penyu Penyu - Die Schildkröten der Celebes-See
«Penyu Penyu - The Turtles of the Celebes Sea» gives an impression of all the difficulties which a sea turtle has to deal with from the moment of its birth. Sangalaki Island, situated in the Indonesian part of the Celebes Sea, with its colourful coral reefs seems to be paradise on earth. But predators like monitor lizards and sea eagles are lurking around every corner and the tiny turtle hatchlings on their way from the nest to the beach are a welcome variety on their menu. However, only on Sangalaki the turtles are safe from their principal predator - man. Only here on the famous «island of the manta rays», after tough negotiations with Indonesian local government, international environmental protection agencies have been able to implement a protected zone. At almost all the other islands of the Celebes Sea employees of Indonesian merchants arrive every morning to plunder all of the turtle nests. Turtle eggs are considered a delicacy in wide areas of Asia.
Awards: Ekofilm 2004: Ekofilm Award, The International Underwater Film Festival 2003: The International Underwater Film Festival Award