blog new wilderness our neighbours

Deep in the south of Flevoland. Next to the nursery, at the heart of one of the most densely populated areas of Europe and in a country where every square meter of land has been meticulously shaped by man, lie the Oostvaardersplassen. A unique experiment in letting nature run its course.


The film charts the cycle of life through the course of four seasons, from birth through death to new life. Forging a direct sensory and emotional connection with this thriving wetland. The many wild creatures that have made it their home – including 1,200 Koniks, that make up the largest herd of wild horses in Europe.


In just 40 years, 6,000 hectares of newly formed polder has been transformed into one of Europe’s most dynamic and productive wetlands, home to some of Europe’s rarest birds such as the magnificent white tailed eagle, which hadn’t been seen in the Netherlands since the Middle Ages.


15 feet below sea-level and just 20 miles from Amsterdam. Our neighbours challenges the old concepts of nature and wilderness.The New Wilderness highlights the enormous resilience. It shows what is lost need not be lost forever.

Using the latest techniques in time-lapse, underwater, underground, aerial and macro photography, The New Wilderness explores the diverse worlds within worlds. From the macro to the micro, highlighting the many connections between them.

A compilation made during the production of the Dutch nature film The New Wilderness, our neighbors. Music from The Night of the Hunter and Ben Howard - Black Flies.

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