Our Forests

The three-part documentary "Our Forests (AT)" presents a selection of the most important forest regions and most interesting forest types in Germany, from the coniferous forests in the South to the beech and pine forests in Central and Eastern Germany.

Description


The film takes the viewer on a journey, leads him off the forest paths and tells exciting stories of plants, mushrooms and animals. The three-part film "Our Forests", shot using state-of-the-art technology, is more than just another nature film about the "Green Planet".

Writer and director Jan Haft, has visited all these forests and he wants to fill viewers with enthusiasm for the forest habitat beyond the common beliefs and myths. For example people today still believe, that Germany and Central Europe are naturally covered in beech forests.

The film shows that most of the species that we believe to live in our woods are not truly forest dwellers at all, but need clearings or the edge of the forest and thus themselves provide evidence that the original forest must have been semi-open and sunny. Forests that serve nature conservation purposes therefore need factors that prevent everything from becoming overgrown with trees. Because even many tree species can no longer reproduce in dense forests. The last part of the trilogy presents ideas that were developed to promote nature and diversity in our forests. This documentaries tell the story of our favourite habitat from a new perspective; not just from the point of view of the animals, but from the perspective of species diversity and biodiversity.

Jan Haft promotes tolerance towards the different ideas with which people approach the design of our forests. Climate change is forcing us to develop new forest concepts.

OUR FORESTS – A NETWORK OF ANIMALS (1)

OUR FORESTS – PROMOTING GAPS (2)

OUR FORESTS – BACK TO THE FUTURE (3)

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Duration 3 x 50:00 minutes

Writer & Director Jan Haft

Format UHD, 16:9, 25p

Cinematographers Kay Ziesenhenne, Steffen Sailer, Alexandra Sailer, Jonas Blaha, Jan Haft, Jonathan Wirth, Yannik Straatman

Completion date 2024

Production companies nautilusfilm GmbH – Natural History Germany for Doclights GmbH commissioned by NDR & ARTE, Terra Mater, ARD

Head of Production Melanie Haft

Executive Producer Jörn Röver

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