Film about Norilsk bear won international festival award

Film about Norilsk bear won international festival award

July 21, 2021

The Royev Ruchey flora and fauna park team told short stories about rescued animals.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Royev Ruchey Park’s sandy short films about rescued animals were among the best at the Nature Without Borders International Film Festival – 2021 and received the Award of Merit in the category Animal, Nature or Environment Feature Film.

This award is presented for special merit or achievement in making a film that promotes the environmental agenda, the press office of the park said.
The Royev Ruchey team and the SandCity sand painting studio have created short films in the sand about their favorites – the brown bear Masha, the graceful snow leopard Aksu, the flamingos Vasya and Marusya, and the polar bear Martha rescued in Norilsk.

Polar bear from Norilsk Martha

In a four-minute video, the authors told a possible story about how Martha was born, how her mother died at the hands of ‘two-legged strange animals’, how she lived in a cage, and then wandered hungry around the outskirts of the northern city and tried to find food in the garbage dumps, about her salvation and life at the zoo.

“The stories in the sand tell and show how our pets, victims of human cruelty and indifference, managed to get a second chance at life and to trust people again. And the unique natural material and human emotionality and empathy help us in this, allowing us to convey all the fragility, variability, but at the same time the stability of the natural world”, the authors of the film shared.

Sand videos can be viewed on the pages of Royev Ruchey on Facebook and VKontakte.

“Traditionally, the festival provides all the winners with the opportunity to further promote their projects on the entertainment distribution platform, where the films are promised to be shown to an international audience”, said the Royev Ruchey park’s specialists.

Earlier we reported that the last refuge of polar bears began to melt in the Arctic.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova

July 21, 2021

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