Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Klaus T. Steindl
Epo Film for ORF, ARTE, NDR, in association with ORF - Enterprise BMBF and SBS
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Who would have thought Venice has its own beautifulreefs? The Tegn¨e, located on the east end of theLagoon, contain an astonishing diversity of life, fromsponges and sea anemones to scribbled pipefishand flashing squid. Like all the other amazing wildlife,the Tegn¨e have been influenced, perhaps created,by centuries of human geo-engineering. The GrandCanal itself is actually the mouth of the river Brenta,descending 200 kilometers from the Alps! TheLagoon is a hot-spot for exotic birds heading northin spring - year after year more than 60 speciesstop at the Lagoon, their first feeding groundafter crossing the Mediterranean. Venice's fabuloushidden gardens are hiding-places for pine-martensand geckos, while kestrels use abandoned monasteriesto breed, and launch hunting expeditions.In magnificent, atmospheric 4K photography, thisfilm reveals the unexpected natural glories of theworld's most beautiful man-made environment.
Awards: Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2015: White Dolphin (Grand Prix)