Les mondes inondés (2014)

Extent

Seen in 2019.

Seen with Swedish-language narration on SVT.

Categorization

Nature documentary combining the usual direct, cinematic observations of flora and fauna with conservation efforts and other biological/zoological fieldwork by local experts around the world—sometimes with a French-speaking host—as well as brief observations of local human behaviour.

Subject

Wetlands: Loango in Gabon, Kinabatangan on Borneo, Pacaya-Samiria in the Peruvian headwaters of the Amazon river, Kaziranga in northeast India and the Bay of Fundy in Canada.

Commentary

Even with a smallish budget, it’s a good concept to integrate this many subgenres of the nature documentary into a single show. The workmanship is not spectacular, mostly telephoto with a few planted tripods, time lapses and camera traps thrown in, but it does the job well enough.

moving picture nature non-fiction series