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RWWS / Bulgarien | ©Jeremy JP Fekee
©Jeremy JP Fekee
Documentary (Series) | 2022-2023 | arte, Servus TV [at], ZDF [de] | Culture, Docu-Series, Nature-Environment | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days12
Filming regionsBulgaria

Project data

Length of movie52/43
Aspect ratio16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

It is one of the three southern European peninsulas and 500,000 square kilometers in size: the Balkan Peninsula. Poetically, it forms the geographical border between the Occident and the Orient. Its name refers to its natural wealth: BALKAN - "MOUNTAINS WITH MANY FORESTS". In fact, the Balkan Peninsula is a treasure trove of ecological diversity. Its hidden wealth: an abundance of national and nature parks - from Croatia to Greece. From the Alps to the sea.

Like Bulgaria. In its west rises the alpine high mountain Rila. Its 7 Rila lakes are the landmark of the national park of the same name. Within the park there are 4 reserves. Here you can also find its centuries-old spruce forests. As well as the habitats of the capercaillie.

The Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park was placed under protection because of its karst landscape.
Up here in the barren landscape even ferns still find a place to survive. As a plant that survived the Ice Age, today it is one of the first to reclaim its territories from civilization. As in the nearby town of Vratsa.

The Rhodope Mountains: a labyrinth of ridges and hollows. Their natural beauty has fascinated people since ancient times. The Rhodope Mountains cover almost one seventh of Bulgaria, making them the largest mountain range in the country. On its eastern side there are various reserves. Known for their reintroduction projects such as the vulture and bison.

The nature reserve 'Baltata': in the northeast of Bulgaria on the Black Sea. There is the northernmost longose forest in Europe, spreading over an area of 205 hectares. Ancient swamp forests, which were formed by sandbanks and its dammed river Baltova. This forest has its own sound. Triggered by the winds that permanently tug at him.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Vladimir Milushev [SR]Tom Solo
Main speakerConstantin von Westphalen


Post production coordinatorLukas Hinsch
Title designerViktor Schenk
Title designerJörgen Engdahl
ColoristAndreas Melcher
Director of photographyDaniel M.G. Weiß
Sony Fx6
Sony Fx6
Director of photographyTorben Müller
Drone camera operatorJacob Schlesinger
DirectorJeremy Jozsef Pierre Fekete
EditorChristian R. Timmann
ComposerLutz Boddenberg
ProducerSandra Maischberger
Executive producerNadja Frenz
Line producerEnzo Maaß
Production managerSandra Samec
Production managerKatharina Krohmann
Assistant production managerMyrna Brinkmann
ScreenwriterJeremy Jozsef Pierre Fekete
Sound recordist (non fiction)Nils Becker [1]
Sound re-recording mixerYannick Rehder
Sound designerTimo Lindemann
Commissioning editor in chargeWolfgang Bergmann
Commissioning editorMarita Hübinger
Editorial assistantMarika Abada

Production companies

Vincent Productions GmbH

Distribution / Sales companies

Autentic GmbH


Sound (Postproduction)Tonik Studio GmbH
Recording, Sound Design, Mix
Recording, Sound Design, Mix


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyarteFriday, 02/06/2023