Universum The Tale of the Hare and the Sun

Production Overview

Eons ago, the hares allied themselves with the sun and, harnessing its power, created the earth and the moon. Ever since, the hares have been able to hide in the light of the sun when they smell danger and to emerge again from its rays once the danger is past. Or so we are told by an ancient legend of the native Americans.

Waltraud Paschinger and Franz Hafner looked behind the legend for a Universum documentary co-produced by Interspot Film, ORF, Docstar, Great North Productions Inc. in co-operation with the National Geographic Channel and WDR.


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Director: Waltraud Paschinger, Franz Hafner
Photography: Dietrich Heller, Josef Neuper, Tomi Sommer
Music: Erwin Kiennast, Gerald Gratzer
Editor: Roland Buzzi
Sound: Niki Neuspiel
Production management: Heinrich Mayer-Moroni, Penny Ritco
Producer: Rudolf Klingohr

Television Premiere: 15.04.2003

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