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The Green Planet

Our Forest
Star rating: 3.5 of 6
2012 | 93 min | Recommended min. age: 8 y

“The Green Planet” is a spectacular journey of discovery through the most known, most beautiful and most diverse natural habitat: the forest. The renowned nature filmmaker Jan Haft provides a unique inventory of biodiversity in German forests. Shot over six years (2005-2011), the multiple international award-winning cameramen hunted hard-to-capture motifs. They spent about 100 nights in a camouflage tent and shot over 250 hours of footage, using the latest filmmaking techniques.

The elegant and poetic visuals present a new perspective on a well known ecosystem. Intimate behavioral observations of popular species like foxes, wild boars and red deer are intertwined with the stories of more bizarre forest animals such as the purple emperor, aphids, liverworts, fire ants, stag beetles and cordials; the film creates a sophisticated natural history puzzle that gives the romantic myth of the forest a sense of tangible magic.

Narrated by Grimme award-winner Benno Fürmann, “The Green Planet” is a scientifically accurate and emotionally touching invitation to rediscover the exciting biodiversity of our forests.

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