Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Florian Guthknecht and Barney Ruebe
A co-production by ORF, BR, ARTE, Flowmotion Film and Ruebefilm, in association with ORF-Enterprise
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , German (SUB TITLE)
Format: 16:9 , , 16:9
Wild Caribbean - Rhythms of Life
Part I: Hunters
Part II: Whales and Volcanoes
Part III: Corals and Quetzals
Part I Spectacular action in paradise. From the opening sequence of a sea turtle snared by a tiger shark it's clear that no animal, Hunter or Hunted - above or below the water - can make it through life without a strategy for survival.
Part II When volcanoes burst from the ocean, they attract unique life forms to their steep jungle valleys and black sandy beaches - and create deep sea chasms that pods of sperm whales enjoy so much, they never leave.
Part III Caribbean coral coasts and islands, formed out of living and once-living creatures, are now a labyrinth of life. Every year in a stunning synchronized display of coral spawning, the «flower animals» re-colonise the reefs. Inland, Caribbean cloud forests with their legendary Quetzals are just as magical, but the suffocating sediment run-off from deforestation is now the corals' biggest challenge.
Awards: Wildlife Vaasa 2018: Wildlife Vaasa Award, Jahorina Film Festival 2018: Grand Prix of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 22nd International Underwater Film Festival - Belgrade 2018: Grand Prix, Wildlife Film Festival - Rotterdam 2018: Underwater Award, Fête Européenne de l'Image Sous-Marine et de l'Environnement - Strasbourg 2018: Honorable Mention, International Festival of Underwater Photography, Films and Children's Artwork - Tachov 2018: Diving Films, International Festival of Underwater Photography, Films and Children's Artwork - Tachov 2018: Films about Water