Storks A Village Rooftop Saga
A film by Herbert Ostwald
Documentary (52 min.), ZDF/Arte, 2015
Widely known as heralds of good luck and happiness, storks are very popular animals. This is especially true for Ruehstaedt, a tiny picturesque village in Germany. Every year the rooftops here are home for up to 40 pairs of White Stork, which in turn attract about 30.000 visitors per year to the remote village. For one breeding season the film portrays the fascinating coexistence of man and storks in Ruehstaedt.