A bat’s life

Thirteen kinds of bats live in Sweden. They feed exclusively on insects, but with the onset of the long, cold winter, their food disappears – for the next six months. They have no choice but to starve. Many of the bats’ traditional hibernation sites are being lost as homes are better insulated, derelict land is rebuilt, and old forests cleared.

This film investigates how, with the help of local people, Sweden’s flying mammals are able to survive.

Produced by: Bo Landin & Anders Gissla

Awards:
» Received “Best Independent Entry in Festival” award at the Canadian International Annual Film Festival / Canada 1994.
» Selected for showing at the 5th Festival of the Association du Festival International du Film Animalier d’Albert/ Albert, France 1995.