Oscar-winning French director filmed movie about forests in Manu

Lima, ene. 22 (ANDINA).

For two months, the French director Luc Jacquet, Oscar winner in 2006 for the documentary “The March of the penguins”, was interned with his team in the Manu National Park in Madre de Dios, to film the movie “once upon a time the forest”, which will be premiered in Cannes Festival.

For the film, Jacquet and a total of 35 people, including cameramen, sound, photographers and Illuminators, moved to the last outpost, known as Pakitza, in Madre de Dios, where the camp was built to the recordings during July and August of last year.

Thedocumentary film, alsomadewiththePromperúsupport, tries to raiseawarenessabouttheimportance of rainforestsagainstpredationcausedbyman.

With that goal, Jacques sought to capture the live of Manu forest ecosystem and its wealth of plants and trees, to oppose them with the engraving in Gabon, Africa, where forests have been devastated by logging and deforestation of the man.

The film was initially titled “seven hundred years and a day”, in reference to the time which costs a forest regenerate from a single day of destruction by extractive activities.

Filmmaker Luc Jacquet and the producer, Bonne Pioche Cinema, chose the Peruvian jungle after the survey by a first group that traveled to Tambopata and Manu. Other options were Brazilian and French Guyana jungle, but they were finally discarded.

Through them facebook account, the NGO Wild Touch, tape producers reported that the launch on the cinema screens is scheduled for 13 November this year in Paris.

“The only human character who appears on the tape is the renowned French botanist Francis Halle, who provided scientific support,” told to the Andina agency, the biologist Guillermo Knell, fromEcologistica Peru, the company that was in charge of providing logistics and assistance in the field for the filming of this movie.

“All were extremely impressed with the quality of the forest, so pristine and preserved, of Manu. In thefirst ten dayswesawfour times Jaguars, including a motherwithhercalf, whichindicates a healthyforest”, saysKnell.

Meanwhile, MariellaSoldi, the image country Director of Promperu, reported that this State entity supported the management of the film in Peru, as well as in post-production. She announced that the intention is to create the Peruvian Film Commission, whose objective is to facilitate the work of the international producers who come to carry out audiovisual works in Peru.

She explained that the idea is to support them with the entry of teams, both technical and human; as well as with permits and coordination with the institutions of the locations where they want to shoot.

He noted that in the case of the French movie they saw an opportunity to promote Peru, which provided the facilities for its realization, and stressed that Peru brand will be shown in the credits of the tape.

“The French were shocked that Peru has people who know so well the jungle, our local guides were the Rangers from Manu who could find more filming locations that they were not even expecting”, concerns Guillermo Knell.

The images and video on the sighting of the jaguar and the biodiversity of Manu are published by the French nature photographer Vincent Munnier, in Wild Touch pages, the NGO that they direct.

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