Reel Earth is proud to present a multiple award winner, stunning New Zealand premier of Baobabs between Land and Sea. It is relating a unique scientific expedition to study the baobabs of Madagascar and encountering the Vezo, one of the last nomadic tribes of the sea. By their sheer size and original shapes, baobabs are among the most remarkable trees on the planet. Relatively unknown in Madagascar, the giants are currently threatened by deforestation. To study them, in the heart of their forests, Cyrille Cornu and Wilfried Ramahafaly travel by pirogue, exploring 400 km of wild and isolated coastline in the southwest of Madagascar. The film chronicles the expedition. It reveals discoveries, encounters, scientific results of the two explorers, baobabs and landscapes that had mostly never been filmed or even photographed.
Please note there are 2 screenings of this film during the festival. The screening at the PN City Library is free, but $3 donation is recommended.