Directed by

Michał Ogrodowczyk

Country of Origin




In northern and central Europe, the European pond turtle is now a very rare animal and has
been included in the Red List of Threatened Animals in many countries.
The main reason for the disappearance of this species was humans, who have destroyed its
populations and habitats for hundreds of years. In many regions of Europe it was caught en
masse for culinary purposes.
The European pond is the only naturally occurring species of turtle in Poland.
The film allows you to get to know this unusual reptile better.

Director Biography – Michał Ogrodowczyk

Michał Ogrodowczyk – naturalist, photographer and filmmaker. He works as a camera operator, manages the Forest Film Studio, directs, edits and voices films, writes film scripts and commentaries. He is a laureate of many national and international awards for film and photographic works.