During six hundred days of shooting in the Oostvaardersplassen, the De Nieuwe Wildernis team collected 350 hours of film material. Now the time has come and Dutch ‘largest nature film will ever be seen in the cinema.

Have you read the previous editions of DIGIFOTO Pro, then you’ve already learned a lot about the film. We followed the project closely from the beginning of 2012 and since then wrote every edition an article about the various aspects of the film. To refresh your memory: The New Wilderness is a film about the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve. Nature photographer and ecologist Ruben Smit was responsible for a large part of the film as field director, together with director Mark Verkerk.

For most people the nature reserve is unknown territory because the largest part is closed to visitors. The team of De Nieuwe Wildernis gained unlimited access to the Oostvaardersplassen. The aim of the film: to surprise the viewer and to be amazed at how a piece of Dutch wilderness functions in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In that respect, the film succeeds with verve. Although we followed the project since the beginning of 2012, seeing the result was a revelation. The film starts with a quick succession of short scenes, in which we become acquainted with the diversity of animal life in the Oostvaardersplassen.