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Life: Challenges of Life

Title (Spanish): Life: Challenges of Life
Title (English): Life: Challenges of Life
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Year of Completion: 2009
Duration: 60 minutes
Format: DVD
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish

Wednesday 09/05/2012 -- 10:00 AM Thursday 09/06/2012 -- 10:30 AM

Centro Cultural Narciso González
Santo Domingo

Auditorio del Centro Cultural Perelló

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

Film SynopsisCapturing the extraordinary things animals and plants must do to survive and reproduce, this film documents the actions of an array of creatures. Witness amazing behavior, captured at 1,000 frames per second: capuchin monkeys smashing open palm nuts with stone ‘hammers’; hippos launching from the water into the air and chameleons stealing prey from a spider’s web. Sprint with cheetahs as they band together to tackle ostriches; watch dolphins form perfect rings of silt to trap fish and swim with a seal as it struggles to escape attacking killer whales in the ice of Antarctica.

Film Credits:

Director: Martha Holmes
Producer: Martha Holmes
Executive Producers:
Michael Gunton and Catherine McCarthy
Editors: Andrew Chastney, Martin Elsbury and Sharon Gillooly
Narrator: Oprah Winfrey

Director's Biography:

Martha Holmes is currently a Series Producer in the BBC Natural History Unit. She grew up in the Middle East where she developed an early fascination with the marine world. After earning a degree in zoology, she joined the Unit in 1998, originally as a Presenter. She has gone on to produce a number of ground-breaking and acclaimed series for the Unit, including "Wildlife on One", and "Reefwatch". Her programs featured on the BBC Earth website include the award-winning "Life in the Freezer" series in 1993 with Sir David Attenborough and "Blue Planet – A History of the Oceans" in 2001.

She was Series Producer of the equally successful "Life", a 10-part landmark series in 2007, and subsequently the co-director of the cinematic version of Life, which was released in 2011.

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