Wildlife documentary. David Attenborough reveals how the unique and bizarre wildlife of the Galapagos Islands is adapting to a human revolution.
What does it take to safeguard the world's most famous places? How do you maintain buildings that are thousands of years old? How do you secure a historical structure that contains millions of dollars worth of artifacts?
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this feature-length documentary. THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is a gripping tale of idealistic dreams gone awry, set in the brutal yet alluring landscape of the Galapagos Islands. Featuring voice-over performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgard and Josh Radnor, this film skillfully interweaves an unsolved 1930s murder mystery with stories of present day Galapagos pioneers (a handful of Europeans, Americans and Ecuadoreans who settled idiosyncratically on the Islands between the 1930s and 1960s). As such, it is a parable about the search for paradise – about what happens when a handful of individualists settle on the same small island seeking their own distinct and sometimes clashing notions of Eden.
Documentary about Lonesome George, officially the loneliest animal on the planet until his death in June 2012. He was the last remaining Pinta Island giant tortoise in existence and now his race is extinct. He was an icon of his native Galapagos Islands and symbol of the battle to preserve their unique wildlife. The islands are at a critical point in their history - threatened by illegal fishing, the demands of a booming population and an ever-expanding tourism industry - yet the will within the islanders to protect Galapagos is strong. This is both the personal story of Lonesome George and of the local characters intent on turning around the fortunes of their unique tropical paradise.
Join us for this small but unique group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 km off the east coast of South America. She seems fascinating, but also eerie and even sometimes unreal, because it had its volcanic origin seems to allow no life. But on closer inspection, the archipelago is bursting with life of different species, of which about 40 percent found only on these islands and are therefore protected strictly. Many of these types, you will learn through this wonderful documentary know better by stunning images.
Natural history series exploring the Galapagos Islands, which lie 1,000 kilometres off the coast of South America.