Horses in the Storm - Sardinia's Rocky Sanctuary | 暴风雨中的马—撒丁岛的岩石避难所 (4K)


ORF-E | 2020
English
1 x 52 min
Available Worldwide

Unlike its neighbor Corsica, Sardinia has always been an island fortress, looking inwards and upwards from the scented macchia brushlands to the harsh, baked, rocky Giara plateau, home to Europe’s hardiest wild horses. Abandoned after 4,000 years as the island’s source of transport and power, they have fought the elements for a century to survive alone. This film shows their dramatic life-cycle and their niche in this vivid island habitat, shared with mouflons, griffon vultures, wild boars, white donkeys, black widow spiders, tree frogs, cave salamanders and miniature Tyrrhenian red deer. Every winter Sardinia’s young men train horses to compete in the Sartiglia Festival, where man and steed fuse to become the gods of the island, and success promises rich future harvests.

与邻近的科西嘉岛不同的是,撒丁岛一直以来都是一个岛屿堡垒,从芳香四溢的马基亚荒原,到环境恶劣、酷热难耐、多岩石的吉亚高原,这里一直是欧洲最顽强野马的家园。在作为岛上的交通和动力来源4000年后,它们被遗弃,独自生存、与自然抗争已达一个世纪。这部电影展示了它们戏剧性的生命周期和在栖息地上的生态位,它们与欧洲盘羊、兀鹫、野猪、白驴、黑寡妇蜘蛛、树蛙、洞穴蝾螈和小型第勒尼安马鹿共享这个鲜活的岛屿。每年冬天,撒丁岛的年轻人都会训练马匹参加萨蒂格利亚节的比赛。在这个节日里,人和马融合变成岛上的神,成功预示着未来的丰收。