Monday, April 05, 2021

Ecological Restoration Documentary The Land of Azaba, directed by Emmy Award-Winner Greta Schiller, Coming to DVD and TVOD June 8 from Kino Lorber


Kino Lorber Announces DVD and TVOD Release of
Environmental Documentary
The Land of Azaba

New Film from Emmy Award-Winner Greta Schiller is
First Feature Documentary on Theme of Ecological Restoration

Featuring Music by Philip Glass

Available June 8 on DVD and All Major TVOD Platforms including Kino Now

To request a DVD or screener link for review,
please contact Matt Barry at
“A landscape of hope, truly moving, timely and important!”
—Christof Mauch, Director, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
  Kino Lorber is proud to announce the DVD and TVOD release of The Land of Azaba, directed by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Greta Schiller (Before Stonewall, Paris Was a Woman). Produced by Jezebel Productions, and featuring music by Philip Glass, The Land of Azaba is notable as the first feature-length documentary treatment of the subject of ecological restoration. The film was selected for the DOC Spain and Cinema & Climate Change sections of the 65th Valladolid International Film Festival, and was an Official Selection of the 2020 Mystic Film Festival, where it won the Award for Best Cinematography.

Taking a message of hope, The Land of Azaba presents an alternative to the negative tone of many discussions around ecology, focusing instead on the steps that can still be taken to restore balance to the planet's ecosystems.

The Land of Azaba will be released on DVD June 8, 2021, with a SRP of $19.95. Bonus features include a deleted scene, and the trailer. It will also be available digitally on all major TVOD platforms including Kino Now beginning June 8.

Addressing climate change is the existential question of our time, but climate change and bio-diversity loss are two sides to the same coin. The Land of Azaba immerses the viewer in a magical world where humans and wildlife work together to restore the largest remaining tract of wild nature in western Europe. The survival of many rare and endangered species is at stake.

We’re at risk of being overwhelmed by ecological doomsday news. We need stories of hope and success to overcome despair and restore hope. Ecological Restoration is one way, as portrayed in the documentary film The Land of Azaba. Humanity can turn back the tide of mass extinction and restore the planet’s ecological balance.

The Land of Azaba is produced, directed, and edited by Greta Schiller, and co-produced by Andrea Weiss. For more information on the DVD and TVOD release, please contact Matt Barry at, or visit the Official Website.

The Land of Azaba
Prebook Date: 5/11/21
Street Date: 6/8/21

Label: Kino Lorber / Jezebel
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD Item#: K25436
DVD UPC: 738329254360
Genre: Documentary / Environment
Year: 2020
Rating: NR
Runtime: 84
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Produced, Directed and Edited by
Greta Schiller

Andrea Weiss

Music by Philip Glass

Featuring Carlos Sanchez Martinez, Jon Teixeira Casado,
Francisco Jose Iglesias, Patricia Neito, Gillermo Gil

Bonus Features:
Deleted Scene
Contact Information:

Kino Lorber
333 West 39 St., Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-629-6880

About Kino Lorber:
With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. In addition, the company brings over 350 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. With an expanding family of distributed labels, Kino Lorber handles releases in ancillary media for Zeitgeist Films, Cohen Media Group, Greenwich Entertainment, Artsploitation, Palisades Tartan, Menemsha Films, Raro Video, and others, placing physical titles through all wholesale, retail, and direct to consumer channels, as well as direct digital distribution through over 40 OTT services including all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In 2019, the company launched its new art house digital channel Kino Now which features over 1000 titles from the acclaimed Kino Lorber library. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kino Marquee initiative was launched in 2020 pioneering "virtual theatrical" releases of art house films with revenue shares that allows audiences to support almost 400 local independent theaters.

About Jezebel Productions
Jezebel Productions, founded in 1984 by Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss, remains steadfast in its determination to tell stories that make us reflect on our purpose on earth. Their films on social issues, women's and LGBT history, and science and society have garnered two Emmy Awards, three Fulbright Awards, and numerous international film festival awards. The body of work they created over the decades continues to be innovative, thought-provoking and entertaining.

Kino Lorber | 333 W 39 Street, Suite 503, New York, NY 10018

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