THE PLASTIC CUP 

HU | Completion December 2017-January 2018 | 52' | HD | English (sub.), Hungarian | By Attila Dávid Molnár & Zsolt Marcell Tóth | Filmjungle Productions | Partners: TZSM Productions | Broadcaster: Spektrum Television

 

Each Spring, a huge amount of plastic bags is swept away by the flood of the river Tizsa, flowing through Ukraine, Romania, Hungary and Serbia. Under the name of "Pet Pirates", Hungarian filmmakers launched the "PET Cup": a long-distance race on the river with boats made of the collected garbage by local people and children. This funny adventurous competition is a great way to explain how plastic bags evolve in water and pollute the environment.

THE MACAW Kingdom

HU | Completion November 2017 | 52' | HD | English (sub.), Hungarian (sub.) | By Attila Dávid Molnár & Cintia Garai | Filmjungle Productions | Partners: Tambopata Research Center, Rainforest Expeditions | Broadcasters: M1, M4, Hungarian Public Broadcasters

 

A place in the jungle of Peru, the home of the Macaws, famous colorful parrots, is endangered by the greed of oil companies and gold diggers. But some biologist scientists, ecotourists and local communities don't let them destroy this paradise: they devote their life to save this part of the Amazonian rainforest, inhabited by many creatures.

RHINOS IN THE FRIDGE

HU | Completion April 2018 | 52' | HD | English (sub.), Hungarian (sub.) | By Attila Dávid Molnár | Filmjungle Productions | Broadcasters: Czech Television, SPEKTRUM Television

 

Because of poaching (due to superstitions that the horns of rhinos can heal diseases) and climate change causing the destruction of its environment, black rhinos from Africa and Sumatra and in particular Northern Kenya white rhinos are endangered. In order to preserve these prehistoric giants from extinction, a scientific team from Berlin are developing  techniques to freeze embryos in order to allow artificial insemination to resurrect the rhinos later on once it will be safe again for them to live in the wild. Close to break through, the scientists bring us from Kenya to Malaysia and Hungary. Rhinos may soon find the ultimate refuge not in the wild, but in the fridge.

>> NEW << SERIEs: The adventurers of species

FR | 2017 | 3X52' | 4K | English, French | By Franck Sanson | Pronto Prod | Broadcaster: Ushuaïa TV

 

Series about the protection of endangered species by women scientists (one animal, one country, one woman per episode): Dugong protected by a South African woman in Mozambique, Sloth by a Dutch-Surinam woman in Surinam and giant manta ray by a Peru-Swedish woman in Peru. The series aims at finding a good balance between scientific interviews, scenes showing the animals, beautiful landscapes shot by drones and sub-marine scenes.

 

First completed episode:

Bazaruto, the Dugong's Land: A Tale of Survival.

Karen, a South-African woman scientist, is doing her utmost to save one of the most endangered sea mammal: the Dugong. On the Island of Bazaruto, off the coast of Mozambique, she works for an NGO at making the local population aware of the need to protect the endangered species and at controlling the respect of conservation rules. Will she herself manage to get close to a Dugong, known for being so timorous?

 

Second episode: About giant manta rays in Peru with Kerstin Forsberg, from Peru (with Swedish origins). Completion end of November 2017. 

Third episode: About the sloth in Surinam with Monique Pool, from Surinam (with Dutch origins). Completion February 2018.

>> NEW << The last ice hunters

SL | 2017 | 72' + looking for pre-sale to create a 52' | 4K | English & Slovenian (sub.) | By Jure Breceljnik & Rožle Bregar | Film IT, RTV SLO, Studio Ritem, Vizualist | Broadcaster: RTV SLO

 

Merely 4 500 people inhabit East Greenland’s 20.000 km long coast. It's one of the least populated places on our planet. Only over the last five generations, the ”modern” way of life penetrated East Greenland: the local population faced dramatic changes, from living in total isolation -the way people lived in the Stone Age- to integration in our globalized world. The world of the Inuit is changing at an alarming pace.

>> NEW << BUDAPEST INFERNO: THE SECRETS OF THE MOLNAR JANOS CAVE

HU | 2017 | 52' | HD | English, Hungarian | By Balázs Lerner | Filmjungle Productions | Broadcaster: Hungarian State TV

 

Divers working together with scientists take us into the Molnár János cave -the largest underwater thermos-karstic cave in Europe- to unveil the never seen before underground wonders of Budapest. In this thrilling scientific documentary, we discover the unsuspected huge cave under Budapest and a new specie.

THE DARK SIDE OF LIFE

HU | Completion 2019 if financing secured | 52' | HD | English, Hungarian (sub.) | By Balázs Lerner Filmjungle Productions

 

For 16 years, the biologist scientific Proteus Project team have been exploring unknown breathtaking places: the caves underground of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its mission is to assess the spatial extent of the caves, to describe their ecosystem, and preserve their unique and vulnerable fauna. They discover new species and study tiny animals which reveal much about environmental issues. This documentary is going to be shot, for the first time, with revolutionary ways of filming in caves, in low light conditions.

THE CHRONICLES OF THE CATERPILLAR MAN

DE | 2016 | 52' | HD | English (sub.) | By Vasja Mihelcic | in between media ® Berlin

 

What makes a scientist dedicate his whole life to identify an unknown caterpillar? From Berlin to the Philippines, this unusual character has been carrying out atypical surprising researches on a species which has not been documented for more than 500 years.

FOOD COOP 

FR | 2015 | 108' / 2x52' | HD | English, French (sub.) | By Tom Boothe | Lardux Films 

 

The "Park Slope Food Coop" is a cult cooperative supermarket in Brooklyn with 17,000 members working in it for free during 2 hours 45 per month to earn the right to buy the best food (organic etc.) in New York at incredibly low prices (40% less). Shot with a Hopper's aesthetic, this documentary is inspiring a lot of people opening similar shops.

DEADLY DEPTHS

FR | 2014 | 52' / 90' | HD | French, English (voice-over, sub.) | By Bob Coen, Eric Nadler & Nicolas Koutsikas | Georama TV, ARTE, NHK | Broadcasters: ARTE France | SF, RTS, LRT, LTV, CyBC, SNRT, CESKA, TV3, RT6P, TLT, RTBF, NRK, Estonian TV, La1, TG4, RTVSLO, ERT, SVT, DW.

 

More than one million tons of chemical weapons are lying under water, near our coasts. From 1917 to 1970, armies have systematically dumped their mortal poisons into the oceans, all over the world. Little by little, the active substances are being released. Why politicians and military staffs took this decision? What are the consequences on maritime life and on our health? This investigation explores the issue in all its dimensions & search for solutions.

AFRICA NEEDS PROTECTION

FR | 2010 | 52' | HD | French & English (sub.) | By Franck Sanson | Skopia films

 

While the industrialized world is more and more concerned with the protection of the planet, some companies pollute Africa with complete immunity. How do African governments position themselves on environmental issues when their priority is economic growth rather than sustainable development?

KIVALINA

FR | 2009 | 53’ | HD | French & English (sub.) | By Nicolas Koutsikas & Stephan Poulle | Georama TV | Broadcasters: TG4 Ireland, Canal+ Poland

 

Kivalina is a village inhabited by 400 Inuit people in Alaska, USA. Global warming is threatening their village to disappear under water by 2025. They decided to sue big American oil companies such as EXXON, for having financed fake scientists to deny global warming. The final trial decision is still pending.