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Anna, Emma and the Condors

Title (Spanish): Anna, Emma and the Condors
Title (English): Anna, Emma and the Condors
Country of Origin: USA
Year of Completion: 2011
Duration: 20 minutes
Format: DVD
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish

Thursday 09/06/2012 -- 10:00 AM Friday 09/07/2012 -- 10:00 AM Friday 09/07/2012 -- 10:30 AM

FUNGLODE Auditorium
Santo Domingo

Centro Cultural Narciso González
Santo Domingo

Auditorio del Centro Cultural Perelló

II Muestra de Cine Medioambiental Dominicana, 5-9 de Septiembre 2012

Film SynopsisIn a world of climate change and environmental challenges, two sisters, Anna and Emma and their companions, the California Condors, stand out as beacons of hope. Their father, Chris Parish is the director of the Condor Project for the Peregrine Fund at Vermillion Cliffs. Their mother, Ellen Parish is a teacher and leader of the organization Roots and Shoots, founded by Jane Goodall. Together, the family works together to save and reintroduce the California condor back into the wild

Learning about and from the condors, as well as their own parents, Anna and Emma's lives are unique in their growing understanding that if we do not take care of the world around us, we will soon face the possibility of our own extinction. The California Condors have shown us the very beauty of life itself. As long as they soar through the sky, there will always be hope for the future.

Film Credits:

Directed and Written by: Katja Torneman
Producer: Katja Torneman
Editor: Katja Torneman

Director's Biography:

Katja is originally from Sweden but left in 1982 to live in Chamonix, France where she started climbing the Alps and skiing professionally. In 1986, she sailed from Spain, across the Atlantic Ocean, to the United States to climb The Nose on El Cap, Yosemite. At that point, her climbing career took off and she climbed professionally around the world throughout the 80's and 90's. She traveled extensively for climbing, exploration and photography around Europe, North Africa, Asia, US and Central America. Her photos and stories have been published in magazines in Sweden, Spain and England. During her travels, her passion for animals led her to care for those that were abandoned, hungry or injured.

While living in the US with her two dogs Thelma and Louise, she has climbed, traveled and is currently studying at the Zaki Gordon Film Institute. Today, some of Katja's major passions are documentary filmmaking, photography and mountaineering. She is inspired by the art and communication that can be achieved through film and photography. Some of the main issues in her documentaries include the environment, wildlife and mountaineering.

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