Calamity – or Greetings from Sumava to Tatras

Jaroslav Dudek in a TV documentary about the fragile balance that exists in the forests. In the High Tatras, the forest was totally destroyed by a storm in one evening, whilst in the Sumava Mountains the forest has been slowly disappearing for the past ten years. In the National Park in Bavaria, the forest destroyed by storms and bark beetles was left to recover naturally and it has become a tourist attraction. In Bohemia, there is a fierce battle between the followers of natural forest regeneration and
those who oppose it.

Script and directed by: Martin Slunečko
Camera: Vladimír Haviar, Martin Slunečko, Miroslav Souček
© Czech TV 2007