DOCUMENTARY 2011 | 52 and 43 mins | SWR and ARTE
Directed episodes about São Tomé and Príncipe, Cape Verde and Madagaskar

The sounds of their names alone conjure up thoughts of pristine beaches, spices and the tales of a thousand and one nights. The five-part documentary series „Over the Islands of Africa“ follows five internationally renowned photographers as they explore the islands around Africa – Zanzibar, Mauritius, Madagascar, Sao Tomé & Príncipe and Cape Verde. The photographers stop at nothing in pursuit of spectacular perspectives for their aerial photographs, stories and portraits, making use of unusualmeans of transport, from a motorised parachute to a flying rubber boat that can land on land as well as water.

Written, directed and edited by CHRISTIAN SCHIDLOWSKI
Funded by EU MEDIA