The Serengeti Rules
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Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.
"The Serengeti Rules" succeeds in illustrating the important topic of the complex functioning of ecosystems and the central role of key species in these systems in a way that is also understandable for laypersons.
"The Serengeti Rules" is a well-researched film that goes into depth and contains many empirical examples. It shows not only the problems, but also specific measures to solve them.
Last but not least, the film impresses with the beauty of the images and their aesthetics, with which it illustrates the destabilizing influence of humans on their environment. In general it is a very well made film with a clear and comprehensible argumentation, a good editing and suitable music.
"The Serengeti Rules" was one of the two main films of the Film for the Earth Festival 2019.
|Production:||David Allen, Tangled Bank Studios|
|Actors:||Svavar Jonatansson, Svavar Jónatansson, Tony Sinclair, Mary Power, Bob Paine, John Terborgh, Jim Estes, Sean B. Carroll, Greg Kriek, Ashlyn Jade Lopez, Jonathan Newport|
|Our age recommendation:||16|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Shooting Locations:||United States, Venezuela|
|Screening rights:||Tangled Bank Studios ()|
"Serengeti" is one of the most beautiful, visually stunning documentaries I've ever seen. – Barry Rivers, Maui Film Festival Director
A celebration of scientific excellence and an account of a discovery which has ramifications for natural environments the world over, ‘The Serengeti Rules’ makes for compelling viewing. It’s a film which sounds an alarm, but, unlike most similarly–themed pictures, one which permits a chink of light into the traditionally bleak narrative of man’s impact on the land. – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
Winner 2019 – International Films for the Earth Festival
Scientific & journalistic quality
Transfer of a momentum
Picture, music, craftsmanship
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