Wild Balkans| 52mins
Director: Michael Schlamberger | Producer: Rita Schlamberger
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Austria
For centuries the Balkans has been a region ravaged by wars and conflict. Yet, paradoxically, those wars are what has allowed much of the region to remain as a pristine and untouched wilderness.
The landscape belongs more to Middle Earth than modern Europe. Many wild animals that have vanished from the rest of Europe have their last stronghold here. WILD BALKANS is an enthralling and stunning visual exploration of an area where there has been little but bad news for centuries. This spectacular film explores the region, its landscapes and the wild creatures that have lived unchanged for centuries, and holds out great hope that they will survive into the future.