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, has been awarded with the Best Documentary Film in the UNICAJA’S 26th INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL. Besides, the documentary “Journey to the Papuan Territory” directed by Jose Manuel Novoa and produced by Explora Films, has been awarded with the Guillermo F. Zúñiga Trophy of the Spanish Association of Film and Image Science in the same festival.
The awards ceremony took place in Ronda (Malaga) on the night of October 23th, as the end of a festival that turned this city into the international capital of science films. The jury, chaired by the head of the Spanish Association of Scientific Film (ASECIC), Mariano Cebrian, awarded the prize for best documentary film to ‘The heirs to the ark: global planet’, for his “excellent value reported in the transmission of the overall concept of the nature ecosystem running expressed by spectacular pictures and original sounds”.
The director Fernando González-Sitges, a partner of Explora Films, travelled to Ronda to receive the award and declared that “this award gave hope to us, because we are in a country where the audience is not used to watch documentaries and with no support to produce them. For us this is the extra fuel we need to continue to dedicate ourselves to this”.
The documentary “Global Planet”, shot in Equatorial Africa, tells us the biggest problems of humanity nowadays, and what the immediate future might bring us which depends on each action taken by all of us today. The documentary let us see how fragile and complex our world is and how necessary it is to put local remedies to correct global problems; problems that after all could even end with our own species.
On the other hand, the documentary Journey to the Papuan Territory directed by Jose Manuel Novoa, also co-founder of Explora, has received the Guillermo F. Zúñiga Trophy of the Spanish Association of Film and Image Science for Best Documentary Direction. In this film, Novoa tells the coexistence of more than a thousand ethnic groups speaking more than 700 different languages in Papua New Guinea.
Consult the UNICAJA’S 26th INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF SCIENTIFIC MOVIES here