Year
2018
Length
1 x 96'
Genre
Nature
Format
4K
Direction
Alice Agneskirchner
Channel
Kino / arte
Auf der Jagd
Wem gehört die Natur?

Who owns nature? The animals? To the people? Or should it simply be left to itself? And does it still exist at all, untouched nature? Questions that are more complex than they may seem at first. In search of an answer, the documentary "ON THE HUNT. Who owns nature?" takes us into a fascinating microcosm: our German forest.

Images of unique beauty show us an archaic world in the heart of our civilisation that no longer seems to fit into our time, although it surrounds us directly. In the Bavarian Alps we encounter roaring deer and chamois, in the forests of Brandenburg wolves, which have reestablished themselves there after long years of absence, as they have in the rest of Germany. We share our habitat with these and many other wild animals - but who determines how we live together with them? Who dictates that they - and how many of them - may be hunted? And do they have to be hunted at all? What would be the consequences if the 1.2 million roe deer and 600,000 wild boar that are shot by hunters in Germany every year were not shot? In "ON THE HUNT. Who owns nature?" hunters, foresters, forest owners, wildlife biologists, animal welfare activists, farmers and forestry officials have their say - and come to very different opinions.

The cinema documentary is like an exciting walk through the forest, where you unexpectedly encounter a side of our nature that would otherwise remain hidden from you. At the same time, the film is a declaration of love for our forest and nature, reminding us with impressive landscape and animal shots of the responsibility we bear towards our environment and thus ultimately towards ourselves. Because one thing is clear: our human existence has irreversibly changed life on earth, especially in the last 200 years. Nature and the forest can survive without us - but we cannot survive without them.

On the hunt - Who owns nature?

Who owns nature? The animals? To the people? Or should it simply be left to itself? And does it still exist at all, untouched nature? Questions that are more complex than they may seem at first. In search of an answer, the documentary "ON THE HUNT. Who owns nature?" takes us into a fascinating microcosm: our German forest.

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