The Rhine Hippos
150th Anniversary of the Cologne Zoo
This elaborate Documentary portraits the team surrounding the Zoo director, Theo Pagel, during their daily chores and care in Cologne as well as a conservational project in Swasiland, which is closely linked to the Hippodom.
This film depicts the transformation of the Colgne Zoo and highlights it's role and function in the 21st century. What's is the role of a zoo in the future?
Why are zoos so essential in modern times? Which challenges face zoo director Theo Pagel and his team? How do the Hippos on the Rhine River lend a helping hand to their relatives in Africa?
These are only a few questions this entertaining and informative documentary zooms in on.
Commissioned by WDR
Written and directed by: Herbert Ostwald // Camera: Stefan Nowak // Sound: Carina Richter // Film editor: Jan Wilm Schmülling // Music: Stefan Döring // Production manager: Oliver Gontram // Executive producer: Thomas Weidenbach // Commissioning editors: Gabriele Conze, Birgit Keller-Reddemann (WDR-Bildung), produced by LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion
Running time: 30 min and 45 min