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Along the northern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, an imposing 400 km mountain range acts as a great barrier that runs parallel to the waters that share the same name:the Cantabrian Sea. Across the mountain range, right on the other side, we are greeted by canyons and forests of beech, oak and chestnut trees.The soft sea breeze offers a climate full of precipitations that create foggy forests and abundant vegetation. It is the perfect hiding place for a great number of animals and other life forms that inhabit these mountains. This territory is also the home of one of the most amazing creatures in the Northern Hemisphere: the brown bear of Cantabria. This fabulous animal is precisely one of our main characters. The Cantabrian region is a magical and mysterious place and it still houses many secrets yet to be discovered. It's the kingdom of forests, the domain of wild horses, a place where fog helps Iberian wolves, wildcats and grouse hide. A territory where fantasy and reality walk hand in hand; a wild landscape, still forgotten, that the world has yet to discover.

  • Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha
  • Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha
  • José María Morales
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    1 hour 41 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,200,000 USD
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  • Environmental Film Festival of the Canary Islands FICMEC 2017
    Garachico, Tenerife Canary Islands
    Offical section of documentaries 0
  • Malaga Film Festival 2017
    Special screening in the documentary section
  • Goya Awards 2018
    Nominated at the Goya Awards for Best Documentary 2017
Distribution Information
  • Wanda Vision S.A. - Spain
    Country: Spain
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
  • Terra Mater - Wordwide rights
    Country: Austria
Director Biography - Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha

Director and Cameraman

Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha is a wildlife expert, producer and cameraman specialized in wildlife documentaries.

He was the first Spaniard to get financial support from the world´s most prestigious documentary production houses such as National Geographic Television, BBC (Natural History Unit), Survival Anglia Television, Canal + Spain, Canal + France, Terra Mater Factual Studios, Parthenon Entertainment, among others. His documentaries have achieved tremendous repercussion throughout the international documentary industry and market and have garnered numerous awards after being broadcast all over the world.

He began working for the most prestigious national magazines (Periplo, Geo, Natura, Quercus, etc.) as a natural history reporter when he was 20 years old. He wrote his own texts and took his own photographs. Awards aside, his work landed on more than 20 covers.

His photographic archive is part of the British agency OSF (Oxford Scientifics Films). His moving images are part of the National Geographic Digital Motion archive.
He is a member of the IAWF (International Association of Wildlife Film Makers)

Some of his most important work includes:

EL LATIDO DEL BOSQUE (1997). National Geographic Television, Canal + Spain, Canal + France and ITEL

EL DIABLO DE LOS MATORRALES (2000). BBC (Natural History Unit), Canal + Spain and ITEL

BLINDADOS DE LA NOCHE (2000). National Geographic Television.

MOUNTAINS OF THE WOLF (2003). Survival Anglia TV y Canal +

IBERIAN LYNX (2004). Junta de Andalucía in collaboration with National Geographic Channel.

ENTRELOBOS (2010). Directed the Nature Unit and filmed wildlife and landscapes.

GUADALQUIVIR (2013). Wanda Films and Terra Mater Factual Studios.

CANTÁBRICO (2016). Wanda Visión

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