13. Jul 20 o'clock
Der wilde Wald
Bavarian Forest National Park: an impenetrable thicket, lynx roaming through the undergrowth and countless beetles living in rotten tree trunks. In the middle of densely populated Europe, nature is allowed to reclaim its habitat, a vision has become a pioneering showcase project worldwide: Man does not interfere with nature. "Let nature be nature" is the philosophy. It was a unique experiment that triggered massive resistance among the population. The result, however, continues to amaze to this day. A primeval forest is growing out of the former commercial forests, a unique ecosystem and a refuge of biodiversity. Why is it so difficult for us not to shape or even exploit nature, but to slip into the role of an observer in wonder? Why do we need more wild nature? And what can we learn from it to preserve forests for future generations in times of climate change? "The Wild Forest" is more than an atmospherically dense nature film and a sensual journey through the forest ecosystem. It takes a stand on current issues and shows in impressive images that it can exist: the coexistence of humans and untouched, wild nature.