Vietnam, where Southeast Asia’s tropical ecosystems meet the milder environment of the Asian mainland. Vietnam stretches for 1,600 kilometers from north to south, from the cooler foothills of the Himalayas through tropical rainforests and breath-taking limestone formations, to southern regions shaped by monsoon rains and the vast floodplains of the Mekong Delta. Vietnam is a paradise, a Hotspot of Biodiversity and home of many unique animal and plant species. Vietnam is home to an astounding 25 different monkey species. Among them is the world’s rarest primate, the white-headed langur. The natural paradise of Vietnam has been under threat for decades. The last US troops left the country less than 50 years ago, leaving behind a battle-scarred wasteland. Nature has fought its way back from the brink, and few traces of the war’s ‘ecocide’ remain. Having survived the dangers of the past, Vietnam’s animals now face an even greater threat: the unsustainable international economy. Tourism is booming in Vietnam and the number of visitors grows every year. Throughout the country, natural areas are giving way to roads and hotels. But there is hope. More and more young people fight for the conservation of Vietnam´s nature.
1 x 52 min.
Directed by Astrid Miller
A co-production by ORF, ARTE, NDR and WEGA Film in association with ORF-Enterprise and BMB
Sequence work by CATKIN Media for WEGA Film
1 x 8 min
Catkin Media for the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
Production, Script, Direction, Camera: Johannes Berger and Stephan KrasserWeiterlesen …
producer, director, cameraman
initially studied biology in Graz, but changed to photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, which he successfully completed in 2007. In the following years he worked as a freelance photographer and picture editor. From 2011 he worked as a cameraman for blue-chip wildlife films worldwide, since the founding of Catkin Media in 2015 also as a director and producer.
director, cameraman script
studied biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In scope of his diploma thesis, Johannes investigated the reptile fauna of the Comoro Islands and Madagascar. After his time at the university, he started his career as wildlife cameraman. In 2015 he founded together with Stephan Catkin Media.