Documentary series

Somewhere on Earth

40 x 52' and 40 x 26'
Since 2009
France 5

Season 7


Producer - Dominique PIPAT
Director – Laurent CADORET
Photography – Manuel BLANCHE
Editor – Mathieu BRETAUD
Journalist - Anne VIRY-BABEL
Production manager - Candy CHEVALIER
Production Coordinator – Framboise ROYER-JACQUIER
Sound Mixing – Kléber FLEURY
Narrator – Jerry DI GIACOMO
Graphics – Seed Factory / Alexis MARTINEZ
Original Music - Frank WILLIAMS / Benoît DANIEL / Olivier BODIN / Alain BERLOTY / Christophe HENROTTE
Post Production / Transatlantic Vidéo / Françoise DUBUISSON

Summary :

It’s one of the greenest countries on earth, an Eldorado of river and forest where the possibilities seem endless. Suriname, in the Amazon, is one of the Last Frontiers, and a land of illegal gold panners. For Nature lovers, this little country is a gold mine of bio-diversity in the image of its extremely mixed population. In the heart of the Amazon, pirogue or airplane are the only ways to plunge deep into this endless forest tinged with adventure.

Fabian Vas is a buru, a white descendent of Suriname’s original Dutch colonists. He has decided to capture the beauty of his little-known country. Fabian loves the wilderness and exploring unknown territories, photography and the people he meets in his life. He has made a name for himself in this little country flanked by the Amazon on one side and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the other.

For the tribes of the Amazon, the doctor always arrives by air and never empty-handed. Rosanne Peuscher, 35, is Suriname’s only flying doctor. She works for Medische Zending, a medical and humanitarian mission. She crisscrosses the Amazon by plane helping the communities isolated in the vast tropical forest.

Monique Pool is a heroine in her country, because she is a defender of the Amazon’s emblematic animal, the sloth. Monique’s yard is a little Noah’s Ark, a heaven for the more fragile creatures of the forest. She shelters sloths but also porcupines, anteaters, plus one giant anteater. Thanks to her actions she was short listed for CNN Hero of the Year.