Ortigia Film Festival 2021: the documentaries of the OFF13 section La voce del Mare will start tonight

Carola Proto

by Carola ProtoJuly 13, 202116

Tonight, with Antonio Drosi’s I Tesori del Plemmirio, the section of Ortigia Film Festival 2021 La voce del Mare opens, a series of documentaries that invite us to respect the sea and its flora and fauna. The first appointment is at 9:30 pm

Parte questa sera, 13 luglio, per proseguire fino al 16, la sezione della tredicesima edizione di Ortigia Film Festival La voce del Mare, che nasce dalla collaborazione tra Ortigia Film Festival, l’Area Marina Protetta del Plemmirio e il Festival di Marettimo We love the sea, con una serie di proiezioni sul mare in collaborazione con National Geographic.

It starts at 21:30 Treasures of Plemmirio of Antonio Drosi . The film takes us to discover the depths of the Plemmirio Marine Protected Area. At the end of the screening, the audience will meet Patrizia Maiorca , who is the President of the Plemmirio WAP, and the director Antonio Drosi .

At 22.00 it will be the turn of Tesori Sottomarini – Underwater Treasures , directed by Robert Nixon . The documentary, which is a National Geographic production, follows Sylvia Earle , famed National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry and writer Max Kennedy who, along with their team of divers, embarked on an adventurous year-long journey in hopes of pushing the President of the United States to create blue parks in the United States to defend against pollution at all costs. In the film you will see underwater wonders such as turtles, sharks, whales and dolphins, as well as Barack Obama announcing the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea, which has become the largest protected area in the world.

At 22:45 you can see the hidden treasure of the Tremiti islands of Flavio Oliva . Marine biologist and National Geographic explorer Giovanni Chimienti leads a scientific expedition in search of an ancient submerged treasure: a colony of Antipathella subpinnata, the black coral of the Tremiti islands.

Wednesday, July 14 at 22.00 will be screened The Secret Oceans of Michael Melani . The documentary reconstructs a journey to discover coral reefs and their importance. Federico Fanti and Grace Young , two National Geographic explorers, accompany us on this expedition. The first stop is Tanzania, with a completely unexplored coral reef.

On Friday 16 July, in regional preview at the festival, at 10 pm Man Kind Man by Iacopo Patierno will be presented . The screening will be followed by a meeting with the director. Man Kind Man begins with two sea turtles (Caretta Caretta) who are found beached on the coasts of Lazio and then rushed to the Anton Dohrn sea turtle hospital in Portici. The film then addresses the issue of pollution caused above all by illegally dumped waste.

Ortigia Film Festival, of which Comingsoon.it is media partner, is directed by Lisa Romano , founder of the event, and Paola Poli . 

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