New York Festival – Tuesday Oct. 19th – ANIMAL & NATURE Festival (Stream all Day FREE)

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WHISPERS FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS, 7min., China

Directed by Die Meng

Photographers are obsessed with nature, and they are returning to it as they are after all nourished by nature. They stay true to their pursuit of the meaning and impact of photographs. We joined a photographer to explore the vastness and the unknown beauty of Mt Siguniang hoping to take some documentary and artistic photographs. What photographers hope to achieve through their photos is a sense of ‘have been there’ for people who haven’t been here to experience the subtlety of nature. People look at photos through human senses. They then look inside and reflect on themselves. That’s how creators draw inspiration from viewers.

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ANIMALS AT THE BORDERS, 43min., Germany

Directed by Cornelia Volk

In 1989, the Iron Curtain between East and West came down. New space opened for humans and for animals. Since the refugee crisis in 2015, though, walls and fences are back, closing off the North from the South, separating already fragmented small habitats of endangered species. They violate European laws and jeopardize many pan-European conservation efforts.

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BIG BASIN WILL NEVER BE THE SAME, 17min,. USA

Directed by Eric Benjamin Parson

In 2020, the CZU Lightning Complex Fire radically transformed the landscape of California’s oldest State Park, Big Basin, located in the Santa Cruz mountains. This footage, unlikely to exist in similar form anywhere, dramatically documents the pre and post-fire landscape in mesmerizing, and at times painfully vivid, detail. The original musical score is a rendering of the complex emotions associated with grieving real loss and allows the audience to reflect on larger themes of climate grief, time, scale, and consequence.

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