The Secret Life of Mangroves 3x52’ 4K by Thierry Berrod, Pierre-François Gaudry & Christine Tournadre


Mangroves are among the oldest and most productive wetland forests on our planet. Known as “hotspots of biodiversity”, they have uniquely adapted to survive highly saline conditions, and offer precious benefits to both humans and animals. But rising sea levels, climate change and the resultant increase in salinity, combined with over-exploitation all today pose a threat for these fragile ecosystems.

Alongside those who live there and protect these tidal forests, this series showcases the fascinating web of life that surrounds them. From Vietnam to Senegal through Madagascar, it reveals these complex and little-known biomes, to get a better understanding of their significant role.


Direction: Thierry Berrod, Pierre-François Gaudry & Christine Tournadre

Production: Mona Lisa Production for ARTE France

Genre: Travel & Adventure

Available versions: French, English


  • Episode 1: Madagascar, of forests and spirits
  • Episode 2: Senegal, standing in salt
  • Episode 3: Vietnam, the rebirth of the forest


International Ornithological Film Festival of Ménigoute
Official selection - episode Vietnam

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