Land of the Far North Contrasts and Extremes


Documentary (2x 44 min.) WDR

In Europe, there is no other place where contrasts and contradictions lie so close to one another as in the region north of the Polar circle. Brilliant colours, abundant food and hectic activity in the animal world during the polar day form a stark contrast to the soft, muted colours, struggle for survival and icy cold of the polar night. A race against time begins, as the long hours of the bright polar day are as interminable as those of the dark polar night. Both extremes are immensely challenging for both flora and fauna in this landscape – but nature has an answer for everything. Reindeer lead us through the films as a link between predator and plant life but also – as it migrates across the north – between the taiga forests and the coast.



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