Jan Lindblad’s nature films enchant the Swedish television audience from the mid-sixties and twenty years onwards. The films open the door to unknown worlds: the rainforests of South America and the Caribbean.
Jan becomes a super celebrity. But not only for his films, but also for his adventurous life. In his eagerness to film a four and a half meter long anaconda, he throws himself over the snake when it tries to dodge. It becomes a wrestling of life and death.
Jan and his partner Pia Thörn take care of two tiger cubs from Kolmården’s zoo. At Jan’s summer cottage outside Flen, they accustom the animals to a life in freedom. When the cubs get bigger, they will be released in India. The tigers grow and soon weigh over a hundred kilos. Then one of them escapes and enters a residential area.
But after all, no animal is the biggest danger in Jan Lindblad’s life. It is instead a life-threatening disease. It becomes his opponent in a fight that lasts a lifetime.
The program is made 2022 by Magnus Johansson at the production company Iris Media.
Executive producer on Swedish Radio: Sofia Kottorp.
Source: ICELAND NEWS