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Jan Haft shows new nature documentary exclusively in Dorfen


The film “Heimat Natur” by Jan Haft was shown as an exclusive preview on Thursday in Dorfen's S'Kino. The filmmaker from Esterndorf was present at Jakobmayer to discuss with the audience.

The film “Heimat Natur” by Jan Haft was shown as an exclusive preview on Thursday in Dorfen's S'Kino.

The filmmaker from Esterndorf was present at Jakobmayer to discuss with the audience.


- S'Kino was immediately sold out for the premiere of Jan Haft's new nature film "Heimat Natur".

Hildegard Vellenberg and Hedwig Baumgartner were among the first to see the film "Heimat Natur".

"Jan Haft is the best nature filmmaker, so it is clear that we are going to the premiere right away," said the two village women.

In Dorfen in particular, Haft has an extremely loyal audience.

"Dorfen is a green city - the interest in nature is greater here than elsewhere," enthuses the native of Munich, for whom the Isental has meanwhile become home.

He has lived in Esterndorf with his wife Melanie and their three children for 22 years.

"This is where we are at home, this is our home - and this is where we will stay."


Enjoyed the film: (from left) Hedwig Baumgartner, Hildegard Vellenberg, cinema director Georg Schmederer and Verena Müller.

© Michaele Heske

The 53-year-old director and cameraman highlights the Isen's lifeline, as does the Silbersee, where young people can meet.

The storks have also returned to Dorfen, and everywhere children can again hear the frogs croaking and the birds singing.

“We owe that to Andreas Hartl in particular,” he praises the services of the GAL city council.

Traditionally there is a preview in the hometown of Dorfen

For Haft it has now become a matter of course to present a new film first in their hometown of Dorfen.

When asked about his success, the filmmaker replies modestly: “I don't criticize, but focus on the local nature.

I do a film analysis and show nice pictures. "

Because many things are now going very well in nature, so Haft.

"The wolf is returning, the lynx, the otter or the bearded vulture," he says, listing a few large animals.

"It is important to me to show our fantastic homeland so that we can continue to handle it carefully." Of course, the director and cameraman also puts his fingers in the wounds: "We mustn't be blinded, especially smaller species are seriously threatened." would have traffic, industry and agriculture.

Extraordinary pictures of a fantastic nature

The filmmaker is also pleased that many children appreciate his films: “Of course, parents or teachers take the youngsters with them to the cinema”, but nature is the children's natural habitat.

“The little ones should swim, build camps - just play outside in nature,” he says.

Jan Haft shows this nature from its most beautiful side in extraordinary pictures.

Slow-motion and time-lapse recordings as well as intimate recordings of well-known and unknown species make the film a natural experience for the whole family.

Jan Haft, who has already received many awards as a nature filmmaker, has once again created a film that is well worth seeing with “Heimat Natur”.

300 days of shooting in action

Three to four teams shot the documentary in parallel for a year and a half and were in action on a total of 300 days of shooting.

The editing alone lasted from January to December 2020. The film was shot across Germany, from the Allgäu and the Zugspitze to the Black Forest and Lüneburg Heath to the Wadden Sea.

As told by Grimme Prize winner Benno Fürmann, “Heimat Natur” conveys the knowledge that one of our most important tasks is to preserve our nature.

Haft's 16-year-old daughter Charlotte also came to the Jakobmayer for the premiere.

"I'm proud of my dad," said the high school student.

“He just has a special eye for nature.

And I think it's great that he has turned his dream into a job. "

But it is even nicer that Jan Haft's dream job means that all viewers can participate in the fantastic nature shots: "These are pictures that we otherwise cannot see," said viewer Gerlinde Frank after the premiere.

From Michaele Heske

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-06-14

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