Resurrecting Eden: The Return of the Peatlands

In recent decades, more and more moors have disappeared – drained for agriculture or to extract peat. With fatal consequences: Natural peatlands are true “CO2 vacuum cleaners,” but when drained they release CO2 that has been bound for centuries. Conservationists have set themselves the goal of reversing this process. They are transforming drained moors in Germany, Latvia and Lithuania back to their original form – species and climate protection in one.


Written & directed by Christian Heynen // Camera: Michael Kern // Film Editor: Ayse Remmler // Music: Thomas Wolter // Sound mix: Florian Ebrecht // Production manager: Katja Sträter // Executive producers: Sarah Zierul, Thomas Weidenbach // Commissioning editor ZDF: Ann-Christin Hornberger // Produced by Längengrad Filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF in collaboration with ARTE.


– “Nordic Nature Film Award”, Green Screen Naturfilmfestival 2022
– Nomination at NaturVision Filmfestival Ludwigsburg 2022
– “Klimaschutz Filmpreis” awarded by the city of Potsdam



  • YEAR 2022
  • LENGTH 52/45 min
  • DISTRIBUTION Albatross World Sales