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Posted by: In: News 26 Sep 2013 0 comments

Explora Films’ productions have been recognized once again at two of the most important nature and archaeology-themed film festivals around Europe. “Spirits of the Congo” by Fernando González Sitges is nominated at the Ménigoute Film Festival (France) and “The Lady of Cao” by José Manuel Novoa is one of the Audience Award’s nominees at “La Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico” in Rovereto (Italy).   The Ménigoute Film Festival, focused on ornithology and conservation, holds its 29th celebration from October 29th to November 3rd in the French city of Ménigoute. The finest wildlife documentaries can be found among the finalists. And among them “Spirits of the Congo”, the latest production by Fernando González Sitges for Explora Films. “Spirits of the Congo” (1 x 52’) introduces us to a fascinating research. Deep in the jungle, feverish and unbel...

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Posted by: In: News 26 Sep 2013 0 comments

“Spirits of the Congo”, directed by Fernando González Sitges, is the award winner for Best Ecosystem/Habitat Category, for a ceremony that will take place in New York, from October 15th to 20th. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals are a number of film festival events held in various American cities in order to raise consciousness about the importance of preserving wildlife and nature ecosystems. At its most prestigious meeting, in New York, “Spirits of the Congo” will be awarded for the Best Habitat /Ecosystem category and will be screened on October 17th. “Spirits of the Congo” (1 x 52’) approach us to a fascinating research. Deep in the jungle, the stories of explorers, journalists, scientists, and missionaries, stories that seem to spring from fevers and the imagination, gradually take shape. The legends come alive when the Baaka Pygmies guide our cameras into the lush vegetation to show us the reality behind the myths. ...

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In its first participation in this film festival, sponsored by BBVA foundation, ASECIC (Spanish scientific filmakers network) and the Sanlúcar de Barrameda city council, thejury has selected “Elephants: The Twilight of the Giants” (direted by Fernando González Sitges) to the final competition. The festival will take place from the 30th to the 6th of October 2013 and will bring together a sample of high quality wildlife and nature documentaries. Explora Films has been nominated for a film produced in 2010, with a still valid conservationist message: The importance of protecting the elephant, one of the most endangered species worldwide. “Elephants, the Twilight of the Giants” (1 x 52’) approach us a creatures who appeared on the Earth 50 million years ago, long before humans emerged as a species, and they spread all over the world, to the very edges of the permafrost regions. But, more than anything, their evolutionary success can be...

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