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Submitted by reelearth on Fri, 7 Jul 2017 @ 10:42 am

What an amazing May we've had this year. The 2017 Reel Earth Festival, attracted over 1,400 attendees at 20 film screenings and 7 events. This year Festival presented 15 featured international films (8 of which was shown in NZ for the first time), as well as short films from here and overseas, including 2 premieres. The most popular films this year were terrifying River Blue about the damage that fasion coses to the revers, heartbreaking Theatre of Life, about how food waste could cam become an inspiration for chefs and feed homeless and, of course, the most beautiful bird documentary The Messenger, that opened the festival. 

Films and events were held at 10 venues throughout the Manawatu region, including Te Manawa museum, PNCC Library, universities, and local theatres across the city and in nearby towns Ashhurst and Feilding. Over 20 community groups, businesses and institutions were involved. If you are thinking of being involved with the festival in 2018, supporting Reel Earth or becoming a partner please flick us an email on there are so many ways how we can help each other. 


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