Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Klaus Feichtenberger
ORF, WNET, NDR and Epo Film
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
In 25 years the nuclear wasteland around Chernobyl has re-emerged as a complete ecosystem and one of Europe's largest wildlife sanctuaries. And yet, it is radioactive. Where humans are unable to live, nature is flourishing. Somewhere in this nuclear wilderness, there are packs of radioactive wolves, wandering through abandoned towns. Here they live in large packs as they used to. There are now an estimated 300+ wolves making the most of this deceptively beautiful landscape. But are these wolves mutants? Have they been affected by nuclear contamination after the '86 explosion? This film embarks on a journey to investigate the fate of the wolves and other animals in the contaminated wilderness.
Awards: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2011: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Awards, Sichuan TV Festival 2011: Gold Panda Awards for Documentary, Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment 2011: Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment Award, Festival des Umwelt- und Naturfilms 2012: Preis der Stadt Potsdam für die beste künstlerische Leistung, EnviroFilm 2012: EnviroFilm Award, Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 2012: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Award, Deauville Green Awards 2012: Gold Award, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2012: Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival awards, Gran Paradiso International Nature Film Festival 2012: Trofeo Stambecco d'Oro, Japan Wildlife Festival 2013: Japan Wildlife Festival Award