Documentary films on biodiversity and animal welfare screened in Hanoi

Documentary films on biodiversity and animal welfare screened in Hanoi

The Goethe Institute, in collaboration with the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) and the Ninh Binh Bear Conservation Center under the organization FOUR PAWS Viet, organized a screening on Wednesday September 21 in Hanoi two documentaries on biodiversity conservation and animal welfare as part of the ECO FILM Production 2021-2022 project.

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ECO FILM Production project.
Photo: Goethe Institute/CVN

The two films – Binh Yên, go home! and Road to Xuan Lien – are the result of cooperation between CCD, FOUR PAWS Viet and Vietnamese filmmakers.

Binh Yên, go home! vividly recreate the lives of bears and their keepers at the Ninh Binh Bear Conservation Center. For its part, Road to Xuan Lien shows the value of nature and follows joint efforts to harmonize conservation and development and bring people closer to nature in Xuân Liên, Thuong Xuân District, Thanh Hoa Province (Central).

Pig-tailed macaque (macaca nemestrina) in Kon Ka Kinh National Park, in the province of Gia Lai (Central Highlands).
Photo: VNA/CVN

According to Wilfried Eckstein, director of the Goethe Institute, the ECO FILM Production project is an initiative of his institute aimed at fostering collaboration between non-governmental organizations in Vietnam and documentary filmmakers to tell stories on the theme of sustainable development. .

The screening also featured discussions with the organizations and filmmakers involved in the project as well as a behind-the-scenes exhibit to give interested audiences a better insight into the stories and their messages.



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