You are invited to a side event presenting films on Mediterranean wetlands at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention (COP10), Changwon, Republic of Korea. Organised by MedWet the screening will feature films that participated in the Ramsar MedWet film award organised in the framework of the Ecofilms Festival.
Side event title: Screening of films on wetlands and water
Date: 31 October
Time: 18:15-19:45 h
The following films are proposed to you:
i) One meter below the fish, M Mellara, A Rossi, Italy, 2006, 58′
Brief summary: The film is a poetic diary about a journey into the mouth of the Po in Northern Italy. The traveller discovers an unknown place where people live and work hard. They live under the sea level. It is also a journey through memories. Fifty years ago the director Fiorestano Vancini did several documentaries about this region. They re-appear in this work to diclose a forgotten coast and to give strength to the present. Fishermen, teachers, old people are the characters of this unusual journey together with the hidden traveller that finally disappears into nature. With sub-titles in English.
ii) Rain is Falling, H Ernst, Germany 15′
The film earned the Ramsar/MedWet award for best film on water and wetlands in the sixth Rodos Ecofilms Festival on film and visual arts, Rodos 20-25 June 2006
An apparently simple tale forms the basis of the narrative: a little girl works to carry water back to her village where she takes care of her sick mother and of the household. Intuitive and captivating imagery weave themselves into a poetic narrative that works without words to communicate a wealth of messages on water. With a well measured pace the film gradually builds up to address the issue of access to water, its value as a life sustaining element, and the potential of local solutions to meet the needs for water. The film has no dialogue.
Updated on 10/22/2008 1:05:34 PM.