Inside Nature’s Giants: Jungle special (FOR WINDFALL FILMS)
INSIDE NATURES GIANTS AWARDS:
WINNER BAFTA 2010: BEST FACTUAL
WINNER RTS 2010: BEST SCIENCE NATURAL HISTORY
WINNER BROADCAST 2010: BEST NATURAL HISTORY
WINNER THOMPSON REUTERS 2011: AWARD FOR COMMUNICATING BIOLOGY
Produced and Directed by Tom Mustill for Windfall Films
The team take on their hardest challenge so far, to dissect an entire ecosystem – the jungle.
Deep in the rainforest of Borneo they erect a high-tech dissection laboratory to investigate giant bugs and titan trees, and to reveal why the jungle is home to the most diverse collection of living things on our planet.
With a team of all-star biologists, anatomists and tree climbers, they delve into the mysteries of the rainforest: how it fits together and the extraordinary roles the strange creatures that live in it play; how waterfalls flow uphill, life springs from death and parasites hold the key to holding the jungle in balance.
Veterinary scientist Mark Evans climbs 60 metres into the canopy to catch the world’s largest ants; comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg heads deep into the forest to catch venomous centipedes and giant moths; and biologist Simon Watt investigates the most sinister organism of them all – an enormous parasitic fig tree.
Inside Nature’s Giants lifts the lid on this confusing environment, delving deep into the workings of some of the rainforest’s most spectacular inhabitants to bring viewers natural history like it’s never been seen before.