French trumpeter Erik Truffaz has been a mover and shaker on the European creative improvisational scene since the mid-'90s. With the release of The Mask (a compilation of three previously released recordings: Out of a Dream, The Dawn, and Bending New Corners), Revisité (a DJ dance remix of The Mask), and 2002's forward-sounding Mantis, Truffaz became one of the most popular electronic jazz trumpeters to hit North America since Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer charged forth with Khmer and Solid Ether…
Wildlife film. In southern Africa, a pride of lions has rewritten the rules - they have learnt to take down elephants. A follow-up to Africa's Giant Killers.
Florida’s Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the U.S., home to numerous endangered animals and plants, as well as alligators. But the park has become a dumping ground for a variety of non-native species, including what may be tens of thousands of Burmese pythons. Some were intentionally released by pet owners, others were set free when hurricanes hit Florida’s animal warehouses. Pythons have moved into their new home with a vengeance, thriving in the protected wilderness and disrupting its delicate ecosystem. Follow scientists and snake hunters as they study the problem and try to find solutions to the growing crisis.
Few tourists that flock to the Sunshine State realise that they could be a stone’s throw from snakes that can be seven metres long and as thick as a telegraph pole. These giant serpents can swallow alligators and cougars whole, have up to a hundred babies a year and are even capable of killing people. We see an awe-inspiring python strike slowed down two hundred times, Nigel gets down on the ground with the biggest python ever found in the USA, and we unveil the first footage of a wild python nest in Florida. Will these python invaders conquer the Everglades and advance across Florida? Only time will tell.