Team Geo Costa Rica 2019
Documentary (Series) | 2019 | arte | Docuseries | Germany

Shooting data

Filming regionsCosta Rica

Project data

Length of movie52 Min
Aspect ratio16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Acquisition formatProRes
Distribution formatHD Stream 4:2:2

    Brief synopsis

    Territorio de Zaguates ("country of strays") is a unique dog home situated in the mountains of the province Heredia in Costa Rica. Over one thousand dogs live on the 370 acre piece of land – in the fresh air, without cages. All of them have been abandoned by their owners and left to fend for themselves. Lya Ballte and her husband Alvaro Saumet have rescued many thousands of dogs from a life on the streets of Costa Rica young or old, healthy or sick, none are sent away, all are taken care of until a new loving home can be found.


    ColoristEric Giese
    Director of photographyChristopher Rowe
    Arri Amira, Insta 360
    Arri Amira, Insta 360
    Drone camera operatorChristopher Rowe
    DirectorAnja Reiß
    DirectorLisa Häfner
    EditorWolfgang Hemmann
    Sound recordist (non fiction)Kurosh Kani
    Commissioning editorViviane Schmidt-Gaster


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyarteSunday, 12/01/2020, 7.30 PM