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Wetlands, the legacy of Luc Hoffmann
Documentary | 90' | 2019

Since the beginning of the 20th century, 2/3 of the wetlands have disappeared. Considered useless by human beings, they have been drained and dried out to allow the development of the agriculture, industrial zones and cities.

To stop the degradation of wetlands, Luc Hoffmann conducted numerous studies and environmental actions in different iconic regions of the Mediterranean basin and West Africa.

Pioneer of the sustainable development, Luc Hoffmann’s vision was to understand biodiversity as a global dynamic that includes and interacts with human activities.

Thus, he participated in the creation and implementation of the well known NGO with the panda logo, WWF, as well as the Ramsar convention, unique treaty signed by 170 countries to protect wetlands around the planet.

This film takes us on a journey to discover Luc Hoffmann, this humanistic and visionary man, who acted discreetly and with no need for recognition or reward. We will discover his great work and understand the importance of the preservation of wetlands, these ecosystems that are essentials to combat climate change issues.

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Original version
French and English

Subtitles
French, English, and Spanish

Format
4K, Color, and DCP

Gender and duration
Documentary
90'

Year of production
2019

Country of production
Switzerland



Production


Directed by
Stephan Rytz

Written by
Stephan Rytz
Anne-Sophie Deville
Naoki Lembezat

Produced by
Stephan Rytz & Loïc Oswald

Production
ORCA Production

Distribution
Mediawan



Technical


Camera
Loïc Oswald

Additional images
Marc Zumbach & Fabien Wohlschlag

Drone
Loïc Oswald & Salvador Castillo

Sound
Nicolas Binggeli, Benoit Frech, Frédéric Maury & Théo Viroton

Image editing
Stephan Rytz

Video animation
Loïc Oswald

Generic
Loïc Oswald

Sound editing
Nicolas Binggeli & Stephan Rytz

Mixing
Nicolas Binggeli

Music
Fabien Guerra, Xavier Michel & Alizé Oswald

Color editor
Loïc Oswald

Graphic designer
Stéphanie Ganière

Photographer
Lucien Kolly & Fabien Wohlschlag