Even today there are still white spots on the map: for example the Chagos Archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean, one of the largest atolls in the world. The tropical islands are more than 1,500 metres away from the next continent, yet they are of enormous strategic importance. Their ownership has been disputed for centuries. Many of these islands have hardly ever been entered by humans. And the underwater world is more diverse and colourful than almost everywhere else. How healthy are the coral reefs without any human influences? What is the effect of climate change? And what species can be found here: on land and underwater? An international research expedition wants to answer these questions.
WRITER & DIRECTOR: Claudia Ruby PRESENTER: Uli Kunz CAMERA: Torbjörn Karvang UNDERWATER-CAMERA: Christian Howe EDITOR: Fabian Reisch MUSIC: Paul Rabiger COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Ricarda Schlosshan