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HEIRS TO THE ARK and JOURNEY TO THE PAPUAN TERRITORY selected finalists for the UNICAJA’S 26th INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL in Ronda (Málaga, Spain)

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25-10-2010

 

The episode “Global Planet” of the documentary series “The Heirs to the ark” directed by Fernando González- Sitges and co-produced by Explora Films and Instituto del Trópico is finalist for the UNICAJA’S 26th INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL in the Biomedical official section. The documentary “Journey to the Papuan Territory” directed by Jose Manuel Novoa and produced by Explora Films,is finalist for the same festival in the Humanistic-Social official section.

The festival will take place in Ronda (Málaga) from October 18th until the 23rd is the senior science film festival in Spain, and has become one of the most international widely appreciated due to of its quality and current importance in the science field and the audiovisual production.

“Global Planet” tells us the biggest problems of humanity nowadays, and what the immediate future might bring depending on each action taken by us today. The documentary will let us see how fragile and complex is our world and how necessary it is to put local remedies to correct global problems; problems that after all could even end with our own species.

This title has been already selected in other international festivals such as the Namur Wildlife Film Festival in Belgium or the Menigoute Festival in France, and it has been awarded twice by the International Wildlife Film Festival in Montana in 2008.

Journey to the Papuan Territory shows us an unusual territory where more than a thousand ethnic groups still live together, where more than 700 hundred different languages are spoken. It may be the only place in the world where fire is set by natural means, where stone axes are used and where thousands of people die each year by arrow wounds.

This will be the first participation of this film in an international film festival.

Consult the UNICAJA’S 26th INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF SCIENTIFIC MOVIES web here

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