Using cutting edge cinematic techniques ranging from eagle’s eye aerial views to unprecedented underwater scenes revealing rarely scene secret worlds — Holland, The Living Delta presents a portrait of this unique wetland area of Europe as never seen before; capturing it in an important moment of change, when many of the natural processes, all but strangled by dikes, pumps and canals, are recovering. A time when new life is flooding back into the delta.
Holland, The Living Delta contrasts sweeping scenes that capture the beauty of these waterways, with intimate eye-opening, sometimes heart warming portraits of the birds, animals, fish and insects who live there. The film explores the delta through the eyes of five main characters: the white tailed sea-eagle, the beaver, the hare, the stickleback and the large scarce blue butterfly. Each animal gives us access to a different facet of the delta; from the macro to the micro; from mysterious underwater worlds to panoramic aerial views.