Dolphin Stories

Mysteries and Legends

Dolphins are known to be highly developed creatures from whom we can learn a lot. Throughout history, human beings have tried to unlock the secrets of the dolphins’ superior intelligence.

In this pursuit scientists construct pools or underwater observation decks where they can swim along with the animals and experience them in their own habitat. Dolphins are regarded as bringers of luck and symbols of hope and have been considered man’s friend since ancient times, appearing to assist fisherman and act as navigators.

This film was shot in cooperation with Greenpeace in more than 20 countries throughout the world. We don’t, however, just tell the positive side of the story; the systematic killing of dolphins for the Japanese food market, the increasing restriction of their habitat and the perishing of dolphins in fishing industry driftnets are among the aspects explored in this multi-part documentary.


WRITER: Ralf Breier, Uwe Kersken, Thomas Henningsen     DIRECTOR: Uwe Kersken, Ralf Breier     CAMERA: Martin Abert, Thomas Abert, Andreas Ellmerer, Stefan Köster, Klaus Merkel     UNDERWATER CAMERA: José Ocejo, Andrew Pennikett, David Haylock     EDITOR: Brigitte Schröder, Birgit Schaack, Tim McLeish     MUSIC: Willy M., Martyn Phillips     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Ulrike Müller-Haupt