Vaasa Wildlife Festival
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Vaasa Wildlife Festival is an international nature film festival and it has been organized in Vaasa since 2002. Festival's themes are related to climate change, people's relationship with Nature and its conservation.
12-12.15 Daroji Sugandhi Gadadhar, India 2016, 15 min (language: ENG, text: FIN)
A short film for children, introducing them to wildlife with Bindu, a female Indian Sloth Bear, that tells the story of different families, including her own. Bindu shares a friendly note with her audience, suggesting that humans and animals can co-exist in harmony.
12.15-12.30 Blue tomorrow Numan Ayaz, Turkey 2017, 15 min (best animated film 2018)
A man who lives alone on his island goes on an unknown journey caused by the rising ocean. After witnessing a catastrophe on the way, he finds hope again with other people. But when the ocean rises again he makes an unexpected decision to head to the unknown…
12.30-12.40 The Pale Horse – Coral Apocalypse, 8 min (language: ENG) The Jetlagged, Hendrik S. Schmitt, Claudia Schmitt, Germany 2017
Our world climate is changing. We can already feel it, but other organisms sense it quicker than us and even more drastically. Such are tropical, reef-building corals. Their polyps react very sensitive to changing conditions like water quality and in particular the surrounding ocean temperature: the stress caused by rising temperatures drives them to expel symbiotic algae living in their tissues, causing them to turn completely white.
12.40-13.00 Grassroots Frank Oly, Tegan Nock, 20 min, Australia (text: FIN or SVE)
As a soil specialist, Guy Webb has spent years, searching for ways to improve the health of Australia’s degraded farming soils. When he stumbles upon a piece of microbial research, that is a breakthrough in soil science, he inadvertently becomes responsible for ensuring that this essential knowledge is not lost. With the help of the farmers around him, he sets himself the challenge to take scientific knowledge and transform it into a practical technology to be used across the globe. Grassroots follows Guy Webb and his friends, unlikely heroes, on a quest to bring a genuine climate change solution to the world.
klo 14.00-15.00 Queen without Land, Arctic Light, Asgeir Helgestad, Norja 2017, 53 min (language: ENG, text: FIN) – The best Nordic film 2018
A beautiful film about a polar bear mother and her cubs, living on the arctic islands of Svalbard. We follow Frost through five years, and learn how she is affected by rising temperatures as ice disappears from her fjords. She is not the only one to be affected by climate change, but the whole ecosystem is changing.
klo 17.00-17.30 Penguins Spring Mario Nardin, Italy 20 min
(language: IT, text: FIN, SVE)
The film depicts the life of penguins in the Antarctic as they move from the icy sea to the mainland to nest.
klo 17.30-18.30 White Wolves-The Ghosts of the Arctic Gulo Film, Doclights/ NDR Naturfilm, Oliver Goetz, Ivo Nörenberg, Alain Lusignan, Germany 2018, 56min (language: ENG)
At the very northern edge of Canada is Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the tundra, dipping temperatures to 40 below zero. With never-before-seen footage of wolf family life, this film is a dramatic and touching story of loyalty, companionship and devotion and an epic true tale that reveals the struggles and triumphs of a family working to survive in one of the last great wildernesses on Earth.