Bohemia - A Year in the Wetlands
Böhmen - Land der Hundert Teiche, Austria, 2009, 50 min, HD, Nature
In the heart of central Europe there is an extraordinary system of ponds and linking irrigation channels that were built in the Middle Ages. These artificial wetlands in Bohemia, a region in the Czech Republic, have become an essential refuge for wildlife.
Over 150 species of birds breed in this area; there are mammals, like the moose, that are almost no longer found in Europe. These artificial wetlands have become a part of the culture and tradition of the people who still farm them for the carp that were introduced in the 13th Century. The film explores these manmade wetlands, and shows that wildlife can still exist side by side with sustainable farming.
Jiří Petr, Michael Schlamberger
Director of photography:
Michael Schlamberger, Jiří Petr
8111 Judendorf-Strassengel, Austria
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