Africa – a sparkling jewel, a continent full of life between the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. Over a length of more than 3,500 kilometers stretches one of the most fascinating geological formations through the second-largest continent of our planet – the East African Rift.
Bubbling volcanos develop while in their direct vicinity zebras, gnus, lions, elephants and buffaloes go through the seemingly infinite circle of life and death. It is one of the few places where nature is still untouched.
Accompany a 12-strong expedition team on the journey to the origins of our planet: Through the lively vastness of Tanzania, to the volcanicity of the Ol Doinyo Lengai, up to the crest of the highest free-standing mountain of the earth – the 5,895 meter high Kilimanjaro.
A film that lets you immerse into the breathtaking nature of East Africa to show you: The earth is alive.
|Format:||DVD-Video PAL, region 2, color, widescreen|
|Languages:||English & German Dolby Digital 5.1 / Stereo 2.0|
|Restrictions:||Approved for all audiences|
|Length:||Approx. 45 minutes|
|Special features:||Paper DVD-jacket, recyclable EcoDisc-DVD, CO2-neutral production, 10% of the sales revenue are being donated to the environmental initiative CARE FOR EARTH.|
Elias Danner was born and raised in Heitersheim, close to Freiburg, southern Germany. He started taking pictures on conventional film at the age of 11. In 2008 he established ELIAS DANNER PRODUCTIONS and is since then working as a freelance photographer, filmmaker and web designer for national, as well as international clients.
Working on documentary and reportage productions, Elias Danner has traveled many countries of Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Arctic. After extensive preparations and a three-month training program, he launched his expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) on June 3rd, 2011. With specific photography and videography equipment, Elias Danner and his team did not only succeed in climbing the worlds highest freestanding mountain, but also managed to advance to the active vulcanism of Ol Doinyo Lengai and the unique flora and fauna of East Africa.
|Driver / Guide||PUNK|
|Cook||ISSACK J. MOGELLA|
|Camera Assistant||YVONNE KAYSER|
|Assistant Guide||BRAYSON MLAY|
|Assistant Cook||GEORGE MTUI|
|Equipment Assistant||GUDLUK MARIKI JUMA|
|Camera Assistant||KLAUS SCHÄFER|
|Written & Directed by||ELIAS DANNER|
|Narrated by||MICHAEL SCHMITTER|
|ASHLEY ADLER KRUEGER|
|Music & Sounddesign||JULIA BEWER
CARLO PHILIPP THOMSEN
|JAN F. KURTH|
|Recording & Production||STUDIO FÜR FILMMUSIK DER MUSIKHOCHSCHULE|
|Visuals & Graphics||ELIAS DANNER|
|Maps||NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY|
|Medical Care||MANFRED MAINKA|
|Locations & Accommodation||ROSEMARIE SCHÄFER
|Additional Equipment||GERT SCHLADEBACH
|Produced by||MAMMOTH PICTURES|
Alexander Jatho and Madeleine Schröder, the owners of tour-operator AFROMAXX and leading supporters of the LIVING EARTH production, came to Tanzania in April 2004 to follow Alexanders roots. His father comes from Moshi, right at the bottom of Mount Kilimanjaro. Madeleine loves the distance and is therefore tying in to other stays abroad. Beeing attached to nature and adventure, Alexander and Madeleine are since then organising trekking-adventures and safaris in East Africa.
What is remarkable about their expeditions: The individual planing along with a perfect organisation and the personal assistance on location, which did convince us during our production. The professional and reliable teams are trained on a regular basis and work in a long-term relationship. Over the past years, AFROMAXX has become a well known tour-operator, not only because of the extraordinary quality, but also because of their respect towards nature, which is why AFROMAXX is one of our valued partners. www.afromaxx.com
10% of all benefit gained trough cinema screenings, DVD sales as well as television broadcastings
are being donated to the GBM project in order to support the reforestation of the greater Kilimanjaro region.
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