Trovati 80 documenti.
Trovati 80 documenti.
Interspot film ; ORF, 2016
Abstract: A spectacular ancient tradition is being revived right across Europe: shepherds leading flocks across the continent through the most savage and extreme landscapes. On the Similaun glacier at 2,800 meters in South Tyrol, inexperienced sheep plummet from the hazardous path or freeze to death in snowstorms. But crossing the Alps is not the longest trek in Europe. From Spain´s legendary La Mancha plains, the last cowboys of this continent and their cattle migrate into the green highlands of Cuenca. During their five week long marathon both, humans and animals face tremendous summer heat and desert- like conditions. While in Southern France herds of 3,000 sheep cross the spectacular plateaus of the Cevennes. Each sheep carries up to 5,000 seeds in its coat and spreads these en route, linking isolated biotopes. In Romania sheep climb the Carpathian Mountains, all the way to the Ukrainian border, constantly under threat from wolves. In Europe's far west, on a Welsh island, migrating sheep even generate a habitat for rare birds. Across the continent many animals and plants depend on these nomads: the last Imperial eagles, wolves, bearded and griffon vultures, insect and bird species.
Abstract: Who would have thought Venice has itsown beautiful reefs? The Tegnùe, located on the east end of the Lagoon, are home to an astonishing diversity of life, from sponges and sea anemones to scribbled pipefish and flashing squid. Like all the other amazing wildlife, the Tegnùe have been influenced, perhaps created, by centuries of human geo-engineering. The Grand Canal itself is actually the mouth of the river Brenta, descending 200 kms from the Alps! The Lagoon is a hot-spot for exotic birds heading north in spring - year after year, more than 60 species stop at the Lagoon, their first feeding ground after crossing the Mediterranean. Venice's fabulous hidden gardens are hiding-places for pine-martens and geckos, while kestrels use abandoned monasteries to breed, and launch hunting expeditions. In magnificent, atmospheric 4K photography, this film reveals the unexpected natural glories of the world's most beautiful man-made environment.
Abstract: The original Peruvian tomat'l -«swollen fruit»- was yellow and the Conquistadores prized it for its blossom. But in Europe under the Spanish sun its lycopene went wild; rounded and red, it became irresistible. In Austria they still call it the «paradise fruit», and in Italy the «golden apple». This was surely the real forbidden fruit in the world's first seduction! Today's obsession with shape, size and long shelf-life has reduced the once glorious tomato to mushy tastelessness. But the counter-revolution has started!
Abstract: Ben is a sparrow in the Soukh in Cairo. Bushy and tousled, he flits between crowded stalls to build his nest and attract a mate. He’s one of the five heroes of “Planet Sparrow”. Their adventures cover the world, travelling westward with the sun from Cairo to Vienna, Paris, New York, Beijing and Moscow.
Abstract: Ausseerland is a highly compressed universe: where beautiful red deer observe the humans, while people prefer to measure each other up. Meadows are prized for flowers that anywhere else would be thought of as rubbish, in a landscape that attracts millions of outsiders. This is the story of a landscape born of ice and rock; the story of a valley smashed and broken, crushed and teased, lowered - and raised again - by nature’s elements; the story of a region, beautiful and picturesque, hailed as one of creation's summits.
Abstract: The Nock Mountains are - geologically – Austria’s oldest landscape. For a hundred million years, the land around them has risen and fallen, while the mountains themselves hardly moved. And for the past thousand years, the same has been true for the harmonious co-existence of wild nature and rural culture. Traditional farming and, more recently, a National Biosphere Park, have kept out the mass tourism that blighted other Alpine regions.
ORF 2, c2013
Abstract: They are chubbier, fuzzier and more leisurely than their sisters, the bees. They are a lot less aggressive and awe-inspiring than their cousins the wasps. When early spring brings out the first bumblebees, they bring a smile to our faces. Macro and high speed cinematography allow us to witness their behaviour (they are not too heavy to fly), understand their biology (they do sting, and fur and antifreeze keep them active in the cold), experience their unique abilities and leave us in awe of these droll little harbingers of spring.
Abstract: Sheer rock walls and deep ravines crying out to be climbed, cycling trails in the forest and some of the swiftest and blackest ski runs; peaks and pines eye their reflections in shimmering lakes, bordered by moss, lichen and flower-studded slopes. These are Schladming’s Magic Mountains. Beside the slopes this landscape is full of wild animals. Red deer, black-grouse and pygmy owls inhabit the woods and alpine meadows. Winter is merciless cold in these mountains, but there is one animal which is perfectly adapted to this habitat: the chamois. Though this region is controlled by men, it is a hot spot for wild animals - and sometimes even the wolves come back to this territory, which once belonged to them.
Abstract: Across Europe hoopoes are struggling. But amidst the orchards and vineyards of the Wagram region near Vienna they are thriving. This documentary shows how the small bird with the spectacular crown feathers made a comeback in the heart of Europe and how it is dealing with its neighbours: Aesculapian snakes, foxes and green lizards. But it is also the story about one man's dream that came true: Manfred Eckenfellner is known as the 'Hoopoe-Whisperer' and thanks to his passion the birds found their way back to the Wagram region.
In-Film ; ORF, c2013
Abstract: When a female barn-owl's home - an old disused barn – is demolished, she has to seek a new place to live. On the way, flying through forests and across grasslands, she encounters most of the common owl species in Central Europe: long - and short-eared owls, little, tawny and eagle owls, some she can live peacefully beside, others she must shun or risk becoming their prey. During her journey, the film shows how owls fly so silently and hunt so efficiently; it illustrates what they have meant to humans since ancient times, and how they live beside us today.
ORF Universum, 2010
ORF Universum, 2010