Giovanni Pellegrini’s movie Lagunaria will be shown for the first time at Matsalu Nature Film Festival.
24th of September, 13.00. A special guest at the screening is the director of the movie Giovanni Pellegrini.
A voice from a distant future tells of a vanished city that was once among the most famous in the world, Venice. Amidst legends, rituals and hearsay, the narrator describes its daily life made of boats and its profound relationship with the lagoon surrounding it.
Did that city ever exist? Was it ever inhabited, or it was a tourist park? Did it survive the floods and the plagues? Have its inhabitants managed to find a new way of living together?
The result is an indefinite tale of a unique and fragile city that, somehow, speaks of every city on earth.
The Matsalu Nature Film Festival (MAFF) is an annual nature film event held in Estonia. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Europe. MAFF is organized by the Matsalu Nature Film Festival non-profit organization in cooperation with the Lääneranna municipal government. The festival promotes nature-oriented and sustainable ways of life and respect for the nature-connected traditions of indigenous people. It showcases a variety of new international documentaries about wildlife, conservation and the environment that inspire, inform and ignite change.
Traditionally, the festival features various art and nature photography exhibitions, photo presentations and meetings of both professional and amateur photographers. The program also includes screenings, activities and workshops for schoolchildren, roundtable discussions on different nature-related topics and other cultural events.
The 20th edition of MAFF is taking place on the 21st of September – 2nd of October.