>> NEW << Birds of the Lakes Return

SL | 2018 | 52' | HD | English | By Matej Vranic | FOTOKOM

 

Conservation of birds is more and more a crucial biodiversity challenge. This film shows that it is possible to re-naturalise areas once devastated by industry thanks to pragmatic initiatives. Astonishing details of our discrete neighbours can be observed during the four seasons unveiling their vibrant life: their struggle for survival in winter conditions; the spring return of the migrants who spent winter down South; the nesting and mating period; the autumnal migrations and winter preparation for those who stay.

>> NEW << plastic pirates: the OFFICIAL story of THE PLASTIC CUP 

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

 

A huge amount of plastic bags & bottles is swept away by the flood of the river Tisza, flowing through Ukraine, Romania, Hungary and Serbia. Hungarian idealists launched the "Plastic Cup",  a long-distance race of a special kind on the river with boats made of the collected plastic garbage to pick up the trash and raise awareness on the issue…in a fun way!

>> NEW << THE MACAW Kingdom

HU | 2018 | 52' | HD | English, Hungarian, Spanish (sub.) | By Attila Dávid Molnár & Cintia Garai | Filmjungle Productions | Partners: Tambopata Research Center, Rainforest Expeditions | Broadcasters: M1, M4, Hungarian Public Broadcasters

 

A thrilling expedition of international scientists deep in the Peruvian jungle aims to save the Macaw parrots from extinction. Illegal trade and deforestation causing habitat loss are actually the biggest threats. But outstanding discoveries, smartly presented, might be the source for a solution.

RHINOS IN THE FRIDGE

HU | Completion November 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.

SERIEs: The adventurers of species

FR | 2017-2018 | 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): Dugongs protected by a South African woman in Mozambique, Sloth by a Dutch-Surinam woman in Surinam and giant manta rays by a Peru-Swedish woman in Peru. The series aims at finding a good balance between scientific content, scenes showing the animals, beautiful landscapes shot by drones and charismatic characters to be compelling for a broad audience.

bazaruto, the dugong's land: a tale of survival

FR | 2016 | 52' | 4K | English, French | By Franck Sanson | Pronto Prod | Broadcaster: Ushuaïa TV

 

Karen Allen, 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 the canal 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?

>> NEW << kerstin and the giant manta rays

FR | 2017 | 52' | 4K | English, French | By Franck Sanson | Pronto Prod | Broadcaster: Ushuaïa TV

 

Kerstin Forsberg, a Peruvian of Swedish origin, is a scientist known for her commitment in Peru in the conservation of an emblematic marine animal, the giant Manta ray, threatened with extinction. 

>> NEW << MONIQUE and the SLOTH in Surinam

FR | 2018 | 52' | 4K | English, French | By Franck Sanson | Pronto Prod | Broadcaster: Ushuaïa TV

 

The emblematic sloth, inspiring a certain form of wisdom, is threatened by human activity such as deforestation. Monique Pool, Surinam scientist with Dutch origins, is dedicated to the protection of this iconic species.

>> NEW << The last ice hunters

SL | 2018 | 72' / 52' | 4K | English (sub.) & Slovenian (sub.) | By Jure Breceljnik & Rožle Bregar | Film IT, RTV SLO, Studio Ritem, Vizualist | Broadcasters: RTV SLO, ARTE

 

Merely 4 500 people inhabit East Greenland’s 20.000 km long coast. It's one of the least populated place 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. Still, there are hunters and their families perpetuating their customs and traditions in a beautiful way.

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

HU | 2017 | 52' | HD | English (sub. and English narration voice), Hungarian | By Balázs Lerner | Filmjungle Productions | Broadcaster: Hungarian public TV, TVP, Ceska TV, Deutsche Welle

 

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.

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.