Run-Time: 2 x 50 min.
Directed by Rita and Michael Schlamberger
A co-production by ORF, Science Vision, NDR Naturfilm, BR and doclights in association with ARTE and ICPDR
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER) , French (VOICE-OVER) , German (SUB TITLE)
Danube - Europe's Amazon
Donau - Die Lebensader Europas
This comprehensive cinematic portrait of Europe's second-longest river presents scenes of breathtaking beauty along the banks of the Danube and investigates the tension between humans and nature, civilization and wilderness. Dams and power stations alternate with sections of natural wilderness along this mighty river, which flows through great cities such as Vienna and Budapest and untouched natural landscapes like the Danube National Park and the Kopaki Rit. Further south, between the Carpathian mountain range in Romania and the Serbian Ore mountains, the river passes through the Iron Gate, 137 kilometers of gorges that are among the largest in Europe. The mighty river ends in a unique labyrinth of water, mud and reeds - the Danube delta. It is the last remaining major river delta in Europe and the largest reed bed on earth, used by huge colonies of pelicans, cormorants, sea eagles and spoonbills for breeding and nesting.
Part I: From the Black Forest to the Black Sea / Vom Schwarzwald zum Schwarzen Meer
Part II: Forest, Flood and Frost / Zwischen Flut und Frost
Awards: Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment 2012: Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment Award, Deauville Green Awards 2013: Gold Award, Annual CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards Gala 2012: Annual CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards, Green Screen International Film Festival 2013: Green Screen International Film Festival Award, Green Screen International Film Festival 2013: Green Screen International Film Festival Award, Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2013: White Dolphin (Grand Prix), Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2013: Matsalu Nature Film Festival Award, Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2013: White Dolphin (Grand Prix), Festival du Film Nature de Namur 2013: Festival du Film Nature de Namur Award, Green Wave - European Environment Festival 2012: Green Wave - European Environment Festival Award, Wildlife Vaasa 2012: Wildlife Vaasa Award, AFO International Festival of Science Documentary Films 2013: RWE Prize to the Best Czech Science Documentary Film, Silafest International Festival of Tourist and Ecology Films 2014: Golden Wave