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The New Wilderness by Mark Verkerk & Ruben Smit
New Wilderness, The

New Wilderness, The

At the heart of one of the most densely populated areas of Europe, lie the Oostvaardersplassen - a unique experiment in letting nature run its course. THE NEW WILDERNESS urges us to watch again with our animal eyes and listen with our animal ears and in so doing, sensitize ourselves once more to the voice of the wild. In an age of seemingly unrelenting ecological breakdown this new wilderness is a rare and inspiring beacon of hope.

96’ / DCP / colour     

Dir: Mark Verkerk & Ruben Smit
Prod: EMS Films       
Sc: Mark Verkerk, Ruben Smit, Hans Dorrestijn, Leo van der Goot            
D.O.P.: Ruben Smit, Michael Sanderson, Paul Klaver, Dick Harrewijn, Paul Edwards
Completed: February 2014       
Language: English

Mark Verkerk:
Second feature length documentary.
a.o. HIMALAYA ALERT (2010, short doc), BUDDHA’S LOST CHILDREN REVISITED (2009, short doc), BUDDHA’S LOST CHILDREN (2006, doc)  Awards: a.o. Grand Jury Award AFI Fest, Silver Dove DOK Leipzig, Jury Prize Newport Beach FF.

Ruben Smit:
First length documentary.

EMS Films
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