Paris film festival showcases natural talent

22nd November 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Nov 22 (AFP) - The Amazon jungle, melting glaciers of Peru and the Himalayas in Bhutan are among the settings to top the bill at an international film festival devoted to the environment opening in Paris this week.

PARIS, Nov 22 (AFP) - The Amazon jungle, melting glaciers of Peru and the Himalayas in Bhutan are among the settings to top the bill at an international film festival devoted to the environment opening in Paris this week.

Documentaries about nature such as last year's "Blue Planet" about ocean life have become increasingly popular among cinema-goers in recent years.

However many films struggle to reach audiences or have to battle for years to be broadcast on television.

The Festival of Environmental Film, from November 25 until 29 at the La Pagode cinema, was launched 22 years ago by environmentalists and hands out several prizes of between EUR 4,000 and 8,000 (USD 5,200 to 10,400).

Four films of fiction are lined up for the competition, with a large selection of documentaries also competing.

© AFP

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