Wild and WonderfulDenmark Documentary Screening
Join us for the first evening of screenings of the stunning nature documentary Wild and Wonderful Denmark, a nature series in five 52-minute episodes that fascinates and awakens our curiosity.
The series presents dramatic events in the animal kingdom of Denmark – telling stories of birth and death, mating and hunger, hunting and being hunted. The animals play the leading roles, but the unique Danish geography and natural locations are also essential elements of the narrative.
In each episode a new biotope provides the framework of the narrative: the Forest, the Sea and the Coastline, the Open Land, the Lake and the River, and the City.
Meet a yellow-necked mouse, out to find a midnight bite when an eagle-owl swoops down swiftly and silently in pursuit; enter a fox den with a mother and her newborn cubs; and soar with a majestic golden eagle, out on a hunt. We see Denmark’s biggest herd of grey seals, and we witness an undersea battle for territory between lobsters. We spot the anglerfish that camouflages itself on the ocean floor, and see it pop open its jaws and ambush its prey.
Join us on April 21 to screen the three first episodes:
1. The Forest
Wild and Wonderful Denmark brings you closer than ever before to the big and small dramas that take place in Danish nature. In the first episode, we meet a small fawn lying low in the tall grass, alone and defenseless as a fox heads straight towards it.
We also take flight with the golden eagle, go on a raid with the house marten, and find out who impales their prey on thorns in the forest.
2. The Sea and the Coastline
Get closer than ever to Denmark’s wildest nature and some of the animals that many people would never see otherwise. The Danish seas and coasts contain more forms of life, more colors, and greater adventures than seen at first glance. Grey seals mate and procreate, harbor porpoises hunt in the “Little Belt”, and the anglerfish lures prey as it waits in ambush.
3. The Open Land
Surviving in the open land can require both struggle and creativity. Nevertheless, the Danish fields, meadows, heaths and open grazing land are filled with life. The Alcon blue butterfly tricks ants into raising its young, and the rutting red stags battle antler to antler for the right to mate with the most hinds, while the aerial dance of starlings fills the sky like a black sun above the land.
The soundtrack features music composed especially for this series and performed by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. The music enhances and amplifies this unique film footage and puts the finishing touch on these tales of Denmark and its wild and wonderful nature.