Forbidden Zone
– Wildlife on the Battlefield

Director: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Country of Origin: Hungary

In the middle of Hungary, the semi-desert landscape has been closed for nearly one and a half a centuries. It is a military area. Throughout history, Hungarian, Soviet, and American soldiers with cavalry and heavy artillery practiced here. The sound of shots and blasts are almost natural.

Still, despite the danger, the shooting range is not bleak and dreary. The place is populated by rare plants and scarcely visible animals. Their survival is because the area is closed, and it is only for military use. With no large-scale agriculture here, no construction projects, and no roads, the plants and animals have learned to adapt to their environment and thrive.

Producer: Erika Bagladi
Writer: Erika Bagladi