Review of Les mondes inondés (2014)

Moving picture, 4.2 hours

Seen in 2019.

Seen with Swedish-language narration on SVT.

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.

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.

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 non-fiction nature series