New Species

Serra da Mocidade is an isolated mountain range in the centre of the Amazon rainforest with the greatest chances of containing many species of plants and animals that are new to science. A group of renowned scientists took 10 years planning the most ambitious scientific expedition conducted into the Amazon forest in the 21st century with the goal to discover new species. This unprecedented scientific adventure led to the description of more than 80 new species of animals, plants and insects.

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  • 03/2018 - NEW SPECIES broadcast on ARTE

    We are happy to announce that our two part series “New Species” will first be broadcast on ARTE on April [...]

    We are happy to announce that our two part series "New Species" will first be broadcast on ARTE on April 9th and 10th at 6:35 pm. The series is a coproduction with Grifa Filmes (Brazil) and follows a group of researchers and biologists, lead by professor Mario Cohn-Haft, on their expedition to Serra da Mocidade in the Amazon forest, searching for new species.

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  • 11/2016 - Two productions in "What’s the Buzz of the Year?“ at WCSFP

    Two of our productions will be presented in the „What’s the Buzz of the Year?“- Session at this year’s World [...]

    Two of our productions will be presented in the „What’s the Buzz of the Year?“- Session at this year's World Congress of Science and Factual Producers: The crossmedia-project „#uploading_holocaust" and the documentary feature "New Species“. "What’s the Buzz of the Year?“ presents the most innovative TV-production of this year. The sessions takes place in 6th of December at the WCSFP in Stockholm. The Israeli-German coproduction "#uploading_holocaust“, directed by Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein, show how young Israelis remember the holocaust. It uses authentic YouTube-Footage only. The web project www.uploading-holocaust.com addresses a german-speaking, young group of users. It asks those youngsters what a contemporary culture of remembrance should be like. "New Species“ starts on a journey of discovery to the untouched Serra da Mocidade in the amazonian rainforest. The Serra da Mocidade is a mountain range in the wild northern Brasil, entirely covered in jungle forest. So far over 45 of unknown species were discovered.

    Details about the Documentary #uploading_holocaust
    The web project #uploading_holocaust
    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 leads the expedition. All of them are renowned professionals who have previously discovered new species in the Amazon.

Our film crew has exclusive access to the expedition and follows these scientists step by step in their adventures and findings throughout the entire process.

Director: Mauricio Dias
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

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Kooperation

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  • New Species (Episode 1)

    ARTE
    09 April 2018 at 6:35 pm

  • New Species (Episode 2)

    ARTE
    10 April 2018 at 6:35 pm

  • New Species (Episode 1)

    arte
    28 April 2018 at 1:00 pm

  • New Species (Episode 2)

    arte
    28 April 2018 at 1:45 pm

  • New Species (Episode 1)

    arte
    30 April 2018 at 8:40 am

  • New Species (Episode 2)

    arte
    01 May 2018 at 8:40 am

  • 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.”