The Aiderbichl Estate

Georeport, ARTE, medienKontor, 2014

“Protecting animals is the same as protecting humans.” The founder of the Aiderbichl Estate, Michael Aufhauser has a strong commitment to aging, abandoned or neglected animals.
The refuge was started over ten years ago as a small project with a long-term vision, and has grown into a professionally managed, non-profit organization. Entire farms, including herds of cattle, have been taken over. Over 5,000 animals – including dogs, horses, cattle, pigs and parrots – live at 25 properties spread across Austria, Germany, Switzerland and France. Animals have been rescued from slaughterhouses and research laboratories or handed over by individuals. Yet, not everybody agrees with what they feel is the excessive zeal of the Aiderbichl Estate. Trailer

Buch und Regie: Therese Engels
Redaktion: Tino Schrödel
Kamera: Oliver Gurr
Ton: Zora Buzke
Schnitt: Felix Waury
Produktionsleitung:Kerstin Walz 
Eine Koproduktion von arte und MedienKontor, in Zusammenarbeit mit GEO, 2014