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Natural Born Chaos

The wildlife short documentary “Natural Born Chaos” tells the story of the natural forest and its wild inhabitants in the German national park “The Bavarian Forest”, which can thrive thanks to a tiny insect with big potential and to a ranger helped by local school children.

At the heart of the German organized landscape there is a wild forest that holds out against control. In the national park of the Bavarian Forest nature is under constant change due to natural disasters, like windstorms and insect outbreaks. They bring destruction but also new life into the forest where wild animals can find a home – some making a remarkable comeback in recent years like the elusive capercaillie and the formerly extinct Ural owl.
Yet, in the oldest national park of Germany the wilderness is under threat because of the local resistance to the dead wood and to one of its insect inhabitants, the European spruce bark beetle. Will the natural forest and its inhabitant survive?

  • Anneliese Possberg
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  • Anneliese Possberg
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Wildlife, nature, conservation
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
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    Digital 16mm
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Director - Anneliese Possberg