The farm cat takes advantage of the presence of humans to sleep in their hay after hunting mice or birds. The barn owl lives in the attic raising its brood. The magpie feeds on the backs of sheep and hides her eggs on top of the hedges. Humans associate these familiar animals with popular beliefs: they nail owls on doors, call the magpie a thief and kill black cats. Time to discover these animal’s extraordinary hidden lives. No evil spell to fear here!
One could argue that these beliefs are outdated because they are linked to Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Yet, quite the opposite is true! Centuries of legends and superstitions have written these fears into our genes. Animals become the victims of our fears as they are being dug up, hunted, or called pests.
Why not challenge those beliefs? Why not change the way we see these species we so unfairly gave a bad name to? Let's leave legend behind to take a look at reality.
Mixing animation (drawings by John Howe, Artistic Director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) and wildlife images, this series will give these badmouthed species a new image, discovering their part in nature seducing the viewers with extraordinary beauty.