Paradise Preserved: Congo

PROTECTING THE GORILLA FORESTS

Something exceptional is happening in the rainforests in the north of the Republic of the Congo: here loggers are not destroying the environment but are helping through their work to preserve the tropical forests. The IFO timber company is working closely together with nature conservationists. And successfully: the forest of this timber company alone is home to 70,000 gorillas — more than anywhere else.

TEAM
Written & directed by: Thomas Weidenbach // Camera: Michael Kern // Sound: Steven Rudi Altig // Film editor: Jan Wilm Schmülling // Music: Thomas Wolter // Sound editor: Revan Sarikaya // Grading: Dany Schelby // Sound mix: Florian Ebrecht // Narrator: Paul Bendelow // Production assistant: Laura Bleifuß, Isabell Straub // Producer: Daniel Münter // Production manager: Katja Sträter // Executive producers: Thomas Weidenbach, Sarah Zierul // ARTE G.E.I.E. – commissioning editor: Christian Cools // Supervising editor: Alexander von Harling // Production: Heike Lettau, Caroline Lebel // WDR „Campus Wissen“, commissioning editor: Birgit Keller-Reddemann, Anja Richter, Tina Srowig

  • CLIENT ARTE, WDR, USHUAIATV
  • YEAR 2019
  • LENGTH 52/45/12 minutes
  • DISTRIBUTION Albatross World Sales