AZORES 3D – Part 2 - Discoverers, Whales, Volcanoes

Country, year: Germany, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Director: Norbert Vander
Time: 54
Format: FULL HD 1980x1080, 16:9, 3D & HD version
The Azores: forgotten islands in the middle of the Atlantic. The archipelago was first awoken from its slumber by the arrival of Heinrich the Seafarer and his fleet. Yet, for hundreds of years, the Azores have never achieved more than their status as the last land station en route to America. To replenish water and provisions and to carry out repairs - these were the reasons why the fleets of discoverers and explorers stopped by the Azores. It wasn’t until the advent of whale catching, that the inhabitants achieved modest prosperity. Whales were hunted on small canoes in a fashion that even the major seafaring nations were unable to achieve. The end of whale hunting at the late 1980’s almost catapulted the Azores back into the same slumber. Hikers and divers managed to prevent this happening. For many years, the Azores were seen as an insider tip by nature lovers from all corners of the world. This sustainable tourism helped to maintain the impressive landscape and natural resources of the Azores, making th