Deltas of the World

Documentary Deltas of the World

The delta regions of world’s great rivers are impressive landscapes of constant change, each with its own uniquely diverse ecosystem. Often, river deltas are among a country’s most fertile regions. Human communities have often adapted their own habits to match a delta’s natural rhythms even as they have radically changed some delta landscapes. The five documentaries of this series visit four different continents to explore the mesmerizing variety of our planet’s deltas. Each film will document the distinctive flora and fauna of a major delta, with an emphasis on the responsibility of humans towards nature. River deltas are fragile ecosystems. Many have been and are still being irreversibly altered by human activity. The series looks at how scientists and researchers are working to find ways to better support and utilize these special regions in order to ensure a future for the frail symbiosis between man and nature.

Episode 1: Ebro – The Green Jewel
Episode 2: Rhine-Maas – Land of Canals 
Episode 3: Irrawaddy – Mangrove World of Wonders
Episode 4: Amazon – Healing Tropics
Episode 5: Yukon – Arctic Wilderness


D 2018


Delegate Producer
Michael Grotenhoff
Alix François Meier
Eberhard Rühle

A series developed by
Eberhard Rühle

Emmanuel Descombes, Sylvie Deleule, Nicolas Gabriel, Alix François Meier, Eberhard Rühle

A project by

In cooperation with

With support of
Centre national du cinéma
et de l’image animée
Eurométropole Strasbourg
Région Grand Est
in cooperation with
Centre national du cinéma
et de l’image animée
MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg