Filmmaker and Producer Christian Beetz is pleased that German documentaries have acquired international reputation by now. In southern France, his company, gebrueder beetz filmproduction, recently nominated  for an Academy Award with „Open Heart“, was able to make a deal with the Chinese broadcaster CCTV. In an elaborate nature documentary, the filmmakers follow the tracks of the snow leopard of the Tibetan plateau. CCTV also bought the Beetz-Documentary „The Secret War in Laos“.