NATURE . WILDLIFE
Chiemgau, A Changing Landscape
2 x 45 (ENG, GER)
Thousands of years ago, there existed only naked moraine ridges and barren snow water dales in this region. Nowadays, it is characterized by its gentle hills, moors, seas and cultural richness.
The area was settled long before the King Ludwig II seized the land and since then has been inhabited by many. How then did this constantly inhabited region managed to maintain its biodiversity? The two part documentary takes a look at the past and shows the development of the province that is in a perpetual state of change.
In the last two centuries, the Chiemsee has been flooded three times with what can only be labelled as the highest floods of the centuries. The climate, the lands and the animal kingdom are changing and it seems to be happening faster and faster. On centuries-old marshes in the flooded areas of Chiemsee, one can find rare botanical beauties such as globe flowers, primula farinose and the Siberian iris. Nevertheless, efforts are now being put towards draining and fertilizing the flooded marshes, which boasts similar flora. Moreover, it has been observed that animals from the flooded regions have developed refined survival techniques that have allowed them to adapt to the changing landscape. Floods are less of a catastrophe for nature. Those most vulnerable to its devastations are humans.
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||Chiemgau im Wandel
||2 x 45 (ENG, GER)
||nautilus film, BR
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