THE TREE AND THE ANTS

A tropical love story

Format : one-off
Duration : 52’
Available versions : Italian | French | Arabic | English
Director : Jean-Yves Collet
Author : Jean-Yves Collet
Rights : TV, Video & Inflight


In the tropical rainforest, trees and ants coexist in an unlikely, symbiotic friendship. Researchers are now convinced that each other could not survive without the other.

The ants protect the trees against their many enemies, such as leafeating insects and suffocating lichens. In exchange for their cleaning and protection services, the trees provide the ants with shelter and food in the form of sap.

With the astonishingly precise technique of macrophotography, THE TREE AND THE ANTS unveils a fascinating relationship.