#It's Time To Act
A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam
After decades of alarming scientific pieces of evidence about the collapse of ecological limits and with the conviction that we must act in this critical decade, “#It’s Time To Act - A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam” is the first environmental film showcase featuring international and local environmentally themed films and conversations on sustainability and harmony with Nature in Vietnam.
“#It’s Time To Act - A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam” takes place from September 23rd to October 07th, 2022, against the backdrop of the United Nations General Assembly, joining the framework of international activities during the Climate Week 2022.
The festival with environmental films from Europe, Latin America and Vietnam (National Studio of Documentary and Scientific Films) will be showing feature films, documentaries, and short films with subtitles in Vietnamese. The festival will be open free for the public and in a hybrid format (both online & offline).
Together with the showcase, participating entities will seize the chance to raise general awareness about environmental issues through the open debate on "The Importance of Biodiversity Governance in Protection of Nature and Livelihoods: Towards a New UN Global Framework for Managing Nature through 2030", together with other activities mainstreaming the environment during a weeklong series of environmental events across the social media in Vietnam.
“#It’s Time To Act - A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam” intends to help framing discussions around what a sustainable future looks like, in collaboration with institutions, civil society, individuals, and the environmental community across three continents to pool one message: Only One Earth.
The three chosen wild animals in the poster represent significant species of regions participating in the festival, including:
Tonkin Snub Nosed
The Tonkin snub-nosed monkey representing Vietnam’s wildlife. This is one of the most endangered primates on the planet, with less than 100 individuals left in the wild and found only in a few isolated forest fragments among the karst limestone peaks of northern Vietnam. This species is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Main threats were identified as habitat destruction and hunting pressure.
This rare eagle breeds only in Spain and Portugal, with some immatures dispersing into North Africa, representing European wildlife in the Nature Film Festival. There are approximately 1000 individuals of this species remaining in the wild. They are mostly found in remote forested landscapes, especially those with a high density of rabbits. This species is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Main threats are hunting and livestock protection (the use of poison), human disturbance etc.
This magnificent carnivore represents the nature of Latin America. The species has national protections in almost every country it’s found. However, poaching and the illegal trade continues so strengthening law enforcement is important. This species is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN Red List. Identified main threats are illegal trade, habitat loss and fragmentation.