World Wetlands Day 2008 in Athens: film event launched by MedWet and the French Institute on 4-9 February

The MedWet Secretariat, the French Embassy/ French Institute of Athens and the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece are launching a celebration for World Wetlands Day in Athens. Featuring a series of screenings with films o­n water and wetlands the event will take place between 4-9 February in the amphitheatre of the French Institute of Athens.

Hosted within the annual documentary Festival Cinéma et Réalité  organised by the French Institute of Athens the screening for World Wetlands Day is now held for the fourth time following the success of previous years.

The programme for World Wetlands Day features the following films:

Delta, Oil’s Dirty Business, Yorgos Avgeropoulos, Greece, 2006, 65’
O, Pieter-Jan De Pue, Belgium, 2006, 24’
Water Front, Liz Miller, USA, 2007, 52’
The Water Bearer, Pascal Gelinas, Canada, 52’
Water in Overtime, Dominique Jonard, Mexico, 5’
Un metro sotto I pesci, Italy, 2006, 58’

The celebration of World Wetlands Day is realised with the support of film directors who provided permission for the screening of their film, Storyteller who provided translation for the subtitles of the films and the the Rodos ecofilms international films + visual arts festival in which films above were screened in June 2008.

Updated on 1/29/2008 2:28:43 PM.