NATURE . WILDLIFE

ISLANDS IN TIME – A WILDLIFE ODYSSEY

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The islands of Southeast Asia are some of the most spectacular and diverse places on Earth. They are home to the majestic, the beautiful and the downright bizarre.

In the tropical forests that drape their rugged slopes, there are kangaroos that climb trees; pigs whose teeth grow through their heads. The biggest of cats rules, where rhinos have hair and birds hatch out of the sand.

Southeast Asia is the most diverse region on our planet. Nature’s most powerful forces have combined to create islands of fire, a water world driven by the sway of the moon and rich forests fuelled by the tropical sun. An extraordinary array of plants and animals live here; many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

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  • Ep1: Born of Fire

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  • Ep2: Bewitched by the Moon

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  • Ep3: Ruled by the Sun

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Episodes

  1. Born of Fire

    A land forged by colliding continents and ruled by volcanoes, where change is the only certainty. Volcano birds are an extreme adaptation to life on the islands of fire. For those able to cross the sea – like water monitors – new volcanic islands are a world of opportunity.

  2. Bewitched by the Moon

    As the power of the moon wanes and the water slips away, the mud comes alive with fiddler crabs, crab-eating frogs and mudskippers. While proboscis monkeys and long-tailed macaques roam the trees, sea eagles are on the hunt for highly venomous sea snakes.

  3. Ruled by the Sun

    There is one power that has shaped these islands and has the greatest influence over all life here: it makes snakes fly, apes sing, and turns plants into killers. It is the power of the tropical sun. Sun-seeking giants, 80-metre-high dipterocarp trees, dominate the tropical rainforests. But it is the fig tree that is the most attractive to Sumatran Orang-utans, as it gives life to these charismatic primates all year round.

Festivals & Awards

  • International Nature Film Festival Gödöllö 2018

    * nominated : Bronze Award in Nature Films
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award

    * nominated : Nonfiction Series/ Mini Series
  • IWFF - International Wildlife Film Festival 2018

    * winner : Best Environmental Film Episode 02
  • New York Festivals 2018

    * winner : Gold World Medal (Category: Nature & Wildlife)
  • Sondrio Festival 2017

    * winner : First Prize Town of Sondrio Episode 01
  • FINN - International Nature Namur Festival 2017

    * winner : Award for Best Picture Episode 03
  • INFF - Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2017

    * winner : Honorable Mention in the Category of Nature Documentaries Episode 02
  • Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2017

    * winner : Winner Gold Dolphin Series (Category: Nature, Environment & Ecology)
  • Naturvision Film Festival 2017

    * winner : Sonderpreis der Jury Episode 03
  • US International Film & Video Festival 2017

    * winner : Gold Camera Episode 02 (Category: Craft/Production Techniques: Cinematography)
  • US International Film & Video Festival 2017

    * winner : Silver Screen Episode 01 (Category: Nature, Wildlife)
  • Trento Film Festival 2018

    * nominated :
  • Festival de L´Oiseau - Bird and Nature Festival 2018

    * nominated :

Facts

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  • Ep3: Ruled by the Sun

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