Ibiza - Island of light (mareTV)
|Genre||Factual | Travel & Adventure|
|Produktion||nonfictionplanet for NDR|
When compared with its sister island of Majorca, the "Island of light" is rather small, but they say that it does offer one of the world's most beautiful sunsets. This attracts sun worshippers and party people alike. The famous "Balearic Sound" turns night into day. MareTV has documented the island in a kind of balancing act between luxury yachts and traditions. Hippie culture, celebrities, pine forests, coves with turquoise waters and villages with bright, white-painted houses. On Cala Salada Beach, Brit Jo Burnley is in command of a troop of mermaids. For a good cause, the ladies squeeze into tight mermaid costumes. With enormous grace, they swim towards yachts whose owners have cast their anchors illegally on seagrass meadows. Charmingly, but unyielding, they inform captain and crew of the offence; a creative environmental protection action, designed to save the endangered Neptune grass, the green lung of the ocean and habitat for Ibiza's sea horses. Underwater photographer Manu San Felix also champions the endangered animals. With the aid of a probe, he maps the coastal area surrounding Ibiza and feeds the collected data into a GPS app. This will prevent future skippers from protesting that they were unaware of their anchors getting caught in Neptune grass.