The remote forests of Kalkalpen National Park in Austria, the largest area of wilderness in the European Alps, have been left untouched by humans for nearly a quarter of a century in order to return to their natural, primeval state. The landscape regenerates itself in dramatic cycles of growth and decay, and this bold hands-off method of conservation yields salient results: the lynx, absent from the area for 115 years, has returned.


Directed by Rita Schlamberger and produced by Michael Schlamberger.

Making An Ancient Forest

2015 AT 52 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Global Perspectives, Parks and Protected Areas