On 28 September 2013, to the new Dutch nature documentary film De Nieuwe Wildernis (The new wilderness). This movie had its premiere this week.
The big cinema was sold out. Many children. They were much less noisy than one might expect at a film lasting for over ninety minutes.
This video is the trailer for Belgium of the film.
The film started with a line from Dutch poetess Henriette Roland Holst, about peace and quiet in nature.
Thousands of Colletes cunicularius bees emerge from their hibernation in underground holes, announcing spring.
This video from Belgium is about Colletes cunicularius bees mating.
Many grey lag geese and their goslings.
A nightingale sings.
A Savi’s warbler sings. An insect flies straight into its bill.
This is a video by Ruben Smit, maker of the film, about a singing bluethroat.
The film is centred on networks in nature. Eg, on how food chains work. Konik horse dung provides dung flies with opportunities to lay eggs. Yellow wagtails also gather around konik dung, to feed on dung flies.
In another sequence, a carp dies. That attracts egg laying flies. Maggots emerge from the carp’s dead body. A water rail catches the maggots to feed its chicks.
Thousands of natterjack toads.
A grass snake.
A young kingfisher catches something. It is a piece of wood, not a fish.
In winter, a black konik foal dies. A sad moment, as the film maker had followed this young horse since its early youth. A robin in the snow pays its last respects.
The film ends with a new spring. A new foal is born.
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