Documentary films on biodiversity and animal welfare screened in Hanoi | Environment
Hanoi (VNA) – The Goethe-Institut, in collaboration with the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCDs) and
FOUR PAWS Viet/Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binhhosted on September 21 a screening of two documentaries on biodiversity conservation and animal welfare in Hanoi as part of the ECO FILM Production 2021-2022 project.
Both Movies – “Binh Yen, Come Home!” and “Road to Xuan Lien” – are the result of cooperation between CCD, FOUR PAWS Viet and Vietnamese filmmakers.
“Binh Yên, go home!” vividly recreates the lives of bears and their keepers at the Ninh Binh Bear Sanctuary. These are the images that authentically reflect the pain of the bears who fell victim to bile farming, their recovery at the conservation facility, and the thoughts of their keepers.
Meanwhile, “Road to Xuan Lien” shows the value of nature and follows joint efforts to harmonize conservation and development and connect people with nature in Xuan Lien, Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province. Blessed with dense biodiversity, the area is also important to the life and cultural identity of the Thai ethnic community west of Thanh Hoa.
Wilfried Eckstein, director of the Goethe-Institut, said that the ECO FILM Production project is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut foster collaboration between civil society organizations in Vietnam and documentary filmmakers to tell stories of sustainable development through documentaries.
The screening also included a conversation 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./.