Animals at the Borders
Cornelia Volk was born in Heilbronn, Germany, June, 6th 1970. Since 1997 she is working as a freelance author and director for Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and the European Cultural Channel Arte. She made several films of the MDR series „Abenteuer Zoo“ and „Europas wilder Osten“ as well as about trans-boundary conservation areas or so called Peace Parks all over the world. One of her latest works is a film about Arabian horses for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel.
In 1989, the Iron Curtain between East and West came down. New space opened for humans and for animals. Like that for the Dinaric lynx. In May 2019, “Doru” and “Goru”, two males from Romania, are set free to refresh the gene pool in Croatia and Slovenia. Will they find territories and partners in the newly fenced border area? And what about the tortoises in the Bulgarian Strandzha mountains: Do they have a chance to survive in the face of old fences and new ones?