Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Eva Gressel
A co-production by ORF, ZDF/ARTE and dreiD.at Filmproduktion in association with BMBWF and ORF-Enterprise supported by Austrian Television Fund, Carinthia Film Commission and Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Fund
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , German (SUB TITLE)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Bears of the Karawank Mountains
Auf den Spuren der Karawanken-Bären
The Bears are back! After virtually disappearing in the 20th Century, in the 21st the quiet giants are returning, padding once again through the mountain forests of central Europe, where Italy, Austria and Slovenia meet.
The fall of the Iron Curtain removed the barriers for Slovenian and Croatian brown bears. Ambling west through gentle forest countryside they encountered two major obstacles: the Karawank Mountains and the Julian Alps. This film tells what happens through the year as inquisitive and intelligent bears cross these huge natural barriers in search of a new life in untouched wilderness - or ever closer to civilization. For bears eat many of the same things we humans like, and their refined senses and honed instincts help them find it! The film opens our eyes to bear habits and to their enormous power. We humans have always been drawn to bears; always approaching them with fascination, and with just a small dose of fear.