World Wetlands Day 2008 The MedWet Secretariat and Office de l’Environnement de la Corse launch a celebration in Corsica

For World Wetlands Day 2008 the MedWet Secretariat in collaboration with the Office de l’Environnement de la Corse are launching a celebration in Corsica.
On 2 February a number of films o­n water and wetlands are planned to be shown  in Ajaccio, Porto Vecchio and Bastia across the island of Corsica.

The Office de l’Environnement de la Corse (OEC) has been working to assist the wise management of wetlands. For the past five years the OEC has been coordinating celebrations for World Wetlands Day across Corsica.

This year the OEC chose film as a means for sensitizing  the public on the value of wetlands . Aware of the annual Ramsar MedWet award crowning high quality films focusing o­n water and wetlands the OEC addressed a proposal to the Ramsar Convention and MedWet for a joint film event.

A selection of films has been chosen for this celebration of World Wetlands Day in Corsica: Rain is falling by Holger Ernst, Delta Oil’s Dirty Business by Yorgos Avgeropoulos and The Water Bearer by Pascal Gelinas.

The screening will take place courtesy of the directors who have provided rights for showing of their films at this awareness raising event.

An update o­n more events to be launched by the MedWet Secretariat for World Wetlands Day 2008 will follow soon.

You can download the program of screenings in Porto Vecchio and Ajaccio here