Run-Time: 2 x 52 min.
Directed by Michael & Rita Schlamberger
Produced by ScienceVision for ORF and NDR in association with ORF-Enterprise, DR and SVT
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , German (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
The Canary Islands
Die Kanarischen Inseln
Part I: Life at the Limit
Part II: The World of the Fire Mountains
These are the Canary Islands - isolated in the Atlantic Ocean off the North-west coast of Africa. Each island is unique with a variety of landscapes and climates - temperate coastlines, scorching deserts, tropical rainforests and frozen, snowcapped mountains. With features of a small continent, supporting one of the richest and most diverse ranges of native species on the planet.
Part I: Life at the Limit- Wind and Water transported pioneer seeds, insects and animals to the isolated landmasses, defined the diversity and distribution of life and created microclimates to whichmany species adapted, some evolving unique features to survive in these lands. Encounters with eccentric birds and with majestic whales!
Part II: The World of the Fire Mountains - Life on the Edge highlights the ability to survive under the impacts of the modern world, andexplores the islands' natural history, focusing on the fragile balance of life on the edge of extinction inraw landscapes of spectacular beauty. Here, one lizard species was saved by baby seagulls!
Awards: Water, Sea and the Oceans Festival 2017: Water, Sea and the Oceans Festival Award, Ménigoute, International Ornithological Film Festival 2017: Ménigoute, International Ornithological Film Festival Award, Albert International Wildlife Film Festival 2018: Albert International Wildlife Film Festival Award, Festival du Film de l'Oiseau et de la Nature 2018: Festival du Film de l'Oiseau et de la Nature Award, Terres - International Eco & Travel Film Festival 2018: Documentary Award