Entry 21-895 | Austria | 2020 | 50’ | Language: English | Subtitles: Estonian

Pumas - Legends of the Ice Mountains EP 1: Birth

Puumad - jäämägede legendid, osa 1: Sünd

This film tells the dramatic story of Solitaria, a puma mother with four cubs. The place is Torres del Paine, a mountain massif in Patagonia, deep in the south of Chile. It is an intimate family portrait: moving, sad, joyful. We follow Solitaria through the difficulties of early motherhood, as she develops techniques to outsmart the guanacos, her preferred prey, to be able and feed her young that depend on her. But ultimately, tragedy strikes.


Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert
Casey Anderson, Christiaan Munoz Salas
Candice Odgers S.A.G.E.
JB Arthur
Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert, Casey Anderson, Christian Munoz-Donoso, René Araneda, Candice Odgers
Production Company
A Terra Mater Factual Studios / Wildlife Films production in co-production with Thirteen Productions LLC and Doclights/NDR Naturfilm in association with PBS, CPB, Vision Hawk Films and National Geographic Channels
Contact of presenter / Director


Tallinn Zoo Special Prize
We would like to express our sincerest thanks to Dereck and Beverly Joubert for their stunning nature film "Pumas - Legends of the Ice Mountains". The film gave us a chance to journey into the secretive wilderness of Patagonia and follow the life of a puma family. A deeply moving, fascinating and enlightening experience in the mountains where not many will venture to.

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