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Grimm's Forest - The Nature of Fairy Tales

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The image of romantic forests filled with mystical creatures, in part influenced by the fairy tales and legends of the Brothers Grimm, still shapes our perception of nature. But where did these stories originate, and was there a kernel of truth on which they are based?

Grimms’ Forest is a wildlife documentary with a twist. It explains the symbolism and meaning behind both well-known and more obscure stories, and combines these observations with insights into nature and animal behaviour. For instance, the big bad wolf in Little Red Riding Hood symbolises an intelligent but evil man, and the fairy tale likely influenced how wolves are perceived as dangerous loners. Yet, wolves are actually highly sociable animals who live in families and hunt in packs.

This wildlife documentary is particularly suited for a viewing slot over the festive period.

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