Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Franz Leopold Schmelzer
Written by Franz Leopold Schmelzer
by Interspot Film
Interspot Film for ORF, ARTE and NDR in association with ORF-Enterprise
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Africa's Wild West - Stallions of the Namib Desert
Afrikas Wilder Westen - Die Pferde der Namib
In 1918, German and South African war-horses, which were no longer needed, were released into the burning Namibian desert. How could they survive, in one of the world's most beautiful, parched and rugged landscapes? Miraculously, they have held on to this day, crossing the desert in search of sparse patches of grass, returning for water to the single well built in colonial days, sharing it with perfectly adapted oryxes - while marauding spotted hyenas patrol close by. Far inland, in ghost towns long since abandoned by the Diamond industry, snakes, chameleons and dew-drinking beetles compete for food among the drifting sands. Along the coast from the abandoned factories hundreds of thousands of seals come ahore to breed, while their pups are mercilessly hunted by jackals and brown hyenas.
Awards: Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2015: Silver Dolphin, New York Festivals - World's Best TV & Films 2015: Grand Award, Deauville Green Awards 2015: Gold Award