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Raccoons: Survival Warriors

While all over the world many species are under threat, raccoons are experiencing unprecedented expansion. Behind their innocent and cute look, hides an outstanding survivor's temperament, capable of anything to feed and defend themselves.


Omnivorous, curious, intelligent, and super-adaptable, raccoons turn out to be really good at overcoming every challenge they are confronted with. But how did these crafty critters manage to survivre in both the wild and urban environment? What make them so smart? And how did they flourish so quickly throughout the world?

Over the course of a summer, this film follows a litter of young raccoons from birth to adulthood, on the wild island of Ossabaw near Florida. Close-ups, subjective camera and underwater footage take us as close as possible to these pint-size creatures to reveal how they have become such amazingly adaptable animals.

Direction: Emma Baus

Production: Nord-Ouest Documentaires for France Télévisions

Languages: French, English

awards & festivals

  • Matsalu Nature Film Festival

    Official selection

  • MAFF - Matsalu Nature Film festival 2022


  • Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2022

    Official selection

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