New Species

Serra da Mocidade is an isolated mountain range in the centre of the Amazon with the greatest chances of containing many species of plants and animals that are new to science. New satellite technology maps have provided researchers with a very detailed view of the entire Amazonian territory. Together with a group of another 25 researchers and biologists, professor Mario Cohn-Haft will lead an expedition to Serra da Mocidade, starting in August 2014. Our film crew will have exclusive access to that expedition and will follow these scientists step by step in their adventures and findings throughout the entire process, from the preparation for the expedition until the final DNA analysis.

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    Details about the documentary "New Species"



New Species

The Amazonian Rainforest is well known for having the richest biome in the planet. Serra da Mocidade is an isolated mountain range in the centre of the Amazon with the greatest chances of containing many species of plants and animals that are new to science. New satellite technology maps have provided researchers with a very detailed view of the entire Amazonian territory. They can distinguish variations in altitude; something that was not possible a few years back. This means the scientists can plan their expeditions with precision.

Ten years ago, professor Mario Cohn-Haft discovered the isolated high altitude mountain in the Amazon, Serra da Mocidade. From that moment on, Haft started researching the area and trying to raise funding to organize a major expedition to the region. Together with a group of another 25 researchers and biologists he will lead the expedition starting in August 2014. All of them are renowned professionals who have previously discovered new species in the Amazon.

Our film crew will have exclusive access to the expedition and will follow these scientists step by step in their adventures and findings throughout the entire process, from the preparation for the expedition until the final DNA analysis.

Director: Mauricio Dias
Producer: Kerstin Meyer-Beetz
Junior Producer: Lea-Marie Körner
Line Producer: Kathrin Isberner
Production Supervisor: Sandra Zentgraf
Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
Co-producer: Fernando Dias (Grifa Filmes), Tatiana Battaglia
Commissioning Editor ZDF/ arte: Martin Pieper

Koproduktion

CWMNI-DA_NewSpecies ZDF

Kooperation

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  • Globo Network (Brazilian TV show)

    “A dream that took years to come true. An expedition to one of the most isolated places in the Amazon region, where no man had set foot before. Fantástico.”