Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied


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The last witness of Native American civilization was a Prince from Prussia.

A feat that not even Alexander von Humboldt had achieved was accomplished by the Prussian Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied: in 1815, he ventured on an expedition along the Eastern coast of Brasil.
In 1832, at the age of fifty, he does it again: An expedition into the interior regions of North America. He is accompanied by Swiss painter Karl Bodmer.

Jonas von Lingen, Wigand Witting
Loris Rizzo, Stephan Grossmann
Guarani Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes
Marty Young Bear, Keith Bear


ZDF 2017
Length:: 43 minutes
Written and directed by: Philipp Grieß, Eike Schmitz
Camera: Philipp Grieß
Editor: Mathieu Honoré
Music: Brynmor Jones
Sound design & mix: Sebastian Reuter
Production assistants: Luenia Guedes, Franziska Hoffmann, Massimiliano Salino,
Tabea Wächtler
Costume design USA: Cathy Smith
Casting USA: Terry Fredericks
Advisers: Peter Bolz, Fritz Geller-Grimm, Matthias Glaubrecht, Dakota Goodhouse,
Michael Kern, Michael Noll
Narrator: Gert Heidenreich
Commissioning editor: Bernhard von Dadelsen

Watch the film in german in the ZDF Mediathek.