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2019

Wetlands, the legacy of Luc Hoffmann

Luc Hoffmann was a passionate ornithologist and scientist. He was the first to launch studies in the 50’s to demonstrate the importance of wetlands. These rich habitats for biodiversity are also vital for the survival of humans on our planet.


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Summary

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.


Team



Stephan RYTZ
Director and Producer


Loïc Oswald
Camera operator and Producer


Naoki LEMBEZAT
Co-writer


Nicolas BINGGELI
Sound mixer and Sound operator


Théo VIROTON
Sound operator


Benoît FRECH
Sound operator


Gabin Ferra
Music composer


Lucien KOLLY
Photographer


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  • Production
  • Shooting
  • Editing
Original Version
English, French, and German

Subtitles
English, French, and Spanish

Format
4K, Color, and DCP

Type and Duration
Documentary
90 min

Year of production
2019

Country of production
Switzerland

Produced by
Stephan Rytz & Loïc Oswald

Production
ORCA Production

Distribution
Mediawan

Directed by
Stephan Rytz

Written by
Stephan Rytz
Anne-Sophie Deville
Naoki Lembezat

Camera
Loïc Oswald

Additional images
Marc Zumbach & Fabien Wohlschlag

Drone
Loïc Oswald & Salvador Castillo

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

Montage image
Stephan Rytz

Video Animation
Loïc Oswald

Credits
Loïc Oswald

Sound editing
Nicolas Binggeli & Stephan Rytz

Sound mixing
Nicolas Binggeli

Music
Gabin Ferra, Xavier Michel & Alizé Oswald

Color Grading
Loïc Oswald

Graphics
Stéphanie Ganière

Photography
Lucien Kolly & Fabien Wohlschlag

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