Rooted: A Hard Nut to Crack


In the dark recesses of the Peruvian rainforest stands a titanic Brazil nut tree. For it to reproduce, this awe-inspiring pillar of strength relies on a series of intricate relationships with animals and insects found only in the wild.


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50 minutes

Finalist Category: Series

Director: Barend van der Watt

Writer: Henk Ekermans

Executive Producer: Tria Thalman

Executive Producers: Martin Mészáros, Sabine Holzer

Produced by Rooted Media for Smithsonian Channel and Terra Mater Factual Studios

Rooted Media (Pty) Ltd, in association with ARTE