Russia From Above
With unprecedented access, this incredible natural history series with a budget of over €3 million spans over 20 regions including St. Petersburg, Kazan and Vladivostokmost.
Manta rays are giant ocean wanderers, and they’re smart. With the largest brain to body size of any living fish, these mesmerizingly graceful creatures are intelligent. They curiously interact with people, travel vast distances, and show surprisingly complex behaviour. But mantas are under threat, and this at a time when they could be key indicators of our rapidly changing world. Join Australian biologist Dr. Kathy Townsend and her PROJECT MANTA team reveal the mantas’ secret world. Journey to manta hotspots in Mexico, Micronesia, the Maldives and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef where they discover breathtaking feeding frenzies and rare mating rituals.
A Kaufmann Co-Production with WDR/ Germany & Arte, in Association with ABC Australia and National Geographic Channel
Film and Festival Awards!
Further finalist Awards!
IWFF (International Wildlife Film Festival), Missoula/USA:
Finalist for Best TV Program mid-budget
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Jackson Hole/USA:
Finalist for Best Conservation Program
ATOM Awards (Australian Teachers of Media), Melbourne/Australia:
Finalist Best Documentary Science, Technology & The Environment
38. Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine (World Festival of Underwater Pictures):
Marseille/France, Finalist Best Professional Underwater Documentary
9th San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco/USA:
Finalist Best Documentary Ocean Conservation/Marine Sciences
New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards, NAB Show/USA:
Finalist Best TV Documentary Nature & Wildlife
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