Completed the first Green Eye festival – a festival dedicated to ecology and sustainable development

first_imgPublic institution “Krka National Park” in Šibenik with a new festival raised the issue of ecology, from next year they plan to open the same issue at the sites of the national parkThis weekend, as part of Krka’s cultural summer, Šibenik hosted Green Eye festival which was held under the slogan Nature is Watching You – Nature is Watching You. Festival Green Eye it is dedicated to the topics of environmental protection and preservation of nature, ie flora and fauna. In addition to outdoor screenings, due to bad weather conditions, part of the screenings was transferred to the Museum of the City of Šibenik. “The main goal in deciding to launch the Green Eye Film Festival was to raise our awareness of the environmental challenges facing our civilization, namely global warming, environmental pollution and the extinction of endangered species. We wanted to emphasize primarily the importance of establishing a more balanced relationship between people and nature, the impact that nature has on our health and the role of the individual in its preservation. Therefore, we hope and believe that the festival will be held in the coming years, and that we will expand it to other locations within the Krka National Park.. ” pointed out Krešimir Šakić, director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park”.During the three-day festival, visitors were able to watch six long and three short films. The festival opened the film Thank you for the rain, and after the film, the audience was addressed by the composer of music for the film, Chris White, who did not hide his enthusiasm for the natural beauties of Croatia, which he visited for the first time. After the film Thank You for the Rain, visitors could also watch a film by Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood. Saturday night opened the filmSeed: The Untold story, and after him the film Racing Extinction. The final evening was marked by a Croatian-Canadian film Hedgehog’s Home according to the classic poem by Branko Ćopić and How to Let the World Alone and Love What the Climate Can’t Change / How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change about the impact of climate change on the world around us.Photo: Ivan BuvinićIn addition to feature films, the festival also presented short films Nature is Speaking as part of a provocative advertising campaign and invites people to start listening to nature. The campaign consists of several short films, of which the following were screened at the festival: Mother nature, Ocean / Ocean, Rainforest, in which the voices were lent by famous actors Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford and Kevin Spacey.”We need to look back sometimes and get out of the rut of fast life we ​​live, and dedicate time to the nature we leave to future generations. I am glad that there are people who have decided to start a festival like this and use film art to warn us of the mistakes we are making. I came here with my daughter Lola, because I think it is necessary to instill in children from the earliest stages an awareness of a responsible way of life towards nature.. ” pointed out director Bobo Jelčić.last_img read more

Visby Terminal Inauguration In April

first_imgA cruise terminal will be inaugurated in Visby on April 29, with intensive preparations now underway to boost Gotland as a destination. The number of passengers will double as early as 2018, the company said in its latest release.Since winter 2016 about 130,000m3 has been dredged to achieve a depth of water of 11m. The land area at the quay is 12,000m2 and accommodates everything from the terminal building to parking places for transfer buses and taxis.“Two cruise ships of up to 340m can dock at the quay at the same time. And the land area will have room for 20 buses at the same time,” reports Harald Grottvik, project manager for the cruise quay.The first cruiseship will arrive in mid-April, so it is a busy time for CMP’s terminal manager Henrik Ahlqvist.“We will receive 70 arrivals with some 90,000 passengers in 2018. This can be compared with 2017 when Visby had 59 arrivals and some 40,000 passengers. The increased number of passengers is linked with the fact that we can receive larger ships at the new quay,” he said.Whilst destinations such as Stockholm, Tallinn and St Petersburg dominate the Baltic services, at the same time there is major interest in detours to smaller ports, such as Visby.[mappress mapid=”24797″]last_img read more