Run-Time: 1 x 23 min.
Directed by Kurt Mündl
Written by Kurt Mündl
Power of Earth for ORF
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9 , 16:9
Apples and Pears - On the Trail of Ancient Fruit
Apfel und Birne - Alten Obstsorten auf der Spur
A look into the past, which might, at the same time, also be a glimpse of our future. This documentary focuses on fruit species that have largely been forgotten in recent decades, but whose diversity is now being rediscovered and is increasing in importance. These include Austrian pear varieties such as the Hirschbirne, Speckbirne and Muehlwiesenbirne and numerous ancient species of apple. However the programme does not just show impressive apple and pear trees in idyllic orchards and the giants of the fruit tree world. Rather the hunt leads back too to traditional habitats and the rural population, which has lived in harmony with nature's annual cycle for centuries.