The Beach – Wildlife around the parasol

A film by Annette Scheurich
Documentary (2022, 43/52 Min.), ARTE G.E.I.E.

Sun, sand and sea – for us humans, beaches are the epitome of holidays and relaxation. But they are also habitats for animals and plants. An amazing microcosm of nature unfolds between parasols and deckchairs – if you look closely. The actual inhabitants of the beach have developed different strategies to adapt to the tourist hustle and bustle. Whether beach cat, seagull, sand flea, octopus or crab – they all cope well with the annual occupation of their habitat. The film tells beach stories from the animals’ point of view – sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, and always surprising.

Written by: Annette Scheurich, Tim Förderer
Directed by: Annette Scheurich, Klaus Scheurich
Camera: Klaus Scheurich
Underwater Camera: Claudia Schmitt, Hendrik Schmitt

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