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NATURE . WILDLIFE

Wild River Rhine

52' (ENG), 2x45' (GER, FRE)
Alluvial forests, roaring waterfalls, steep canyons and sunny slopes flank the river Rhine. The variety of habitats is the reason for the large biodiversity along the stream.

There is hardly any other river in Germany that is surrounded by as many myths and legends as the river Rhine. No other river has been the topic of songs, has been painted and travelled equally frequently. Despite this it still seems to be true today what the French poet Victor Hugo once said about this river – the Rhine is a river everybody talks about, nobody explores, everybody visits but no one really knows. The film follows the water against the stream. It starts at the river’s delta in the Netherlands, flows through six countries and ends in the Swiss Alps.

The river Rhine is the second longest river in Central and Western Europe after the Danube and is famous for medieval castles, important industrial sites and lush vineyards. It is, however, much more than what man had made it to be. Even though man have settled next to the river banks and the stream has been used as a means of transportation for thousands of years, it´s banks still host a stunning variety of wildlife habitats along its some 1230 km. This film about the Rhine is unique because of its focus on the Fauna and Flora that exists alongside the stream. Beavers and Seals, Capricorns and Lizards, Wild boar and White-throated dipper are among the animal stars of this film.

 
Original Title: Wilder Rhein
Year: 2013
Length: 52' (ENG), 2x45' (GER, FRE)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Jan & Melanie Haft
Produced by: nautilusfilm, WDR, NDR, DocLights, BR, ARTE, ORF

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