The Pet and the Beast - 100 Years of Natural History Perception

Marco Polo Film AG   |   Germany

From the silent era onwards, animals were always a cherished subject of filmmakers. In this film, director Gerhard Thiel explores the history of wildlife filmmaking using a selection of humorous, strange, bizarre, cruel, interesting and entertaining footage from the past 100 years. It is a journey of discovery, showing in detail how our present-day image of nature evolved. Reasons for Submission: Without the vast experience and memory of Peter Fera, this film would not have been possible. It shows how important knowledgeable researchers are and how footage can be used to make entertaining films and at the same time learning a lot about history.