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On screen will be twelve scientific films on ecosystem restoration

In response to the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, this year's Science Film Festival on Ecosystem Restoration will be held in Vietnam from October 10 to the end of December.

On stage of the Science Film Festival 2023 in Vietnam will be 12 motion pictures selected by the Goethe-Institut Hanoi and the jury of this year's film festival

The films will be shortlisted from a total of 1,700 submissions from 102 countries, including, for the first time in the festival's history, a film with the participation of the Goethe-Institut Hanoi in its production.

 The Vietnamese documentary "Binh Yen, Come Home" will be screened at the Science Film Festival in Vietnam. Photo: Goethe-Institut Hanoi

The Vietnamese documentary "Binh Yen, Come Home" by director Nguyen Hoang Viet is about the situation of bears in captivity in Vietnam and the efforts of the animal welfare organization Four Paws to rescue them.

Other documentaries include "The Plastic Challenge" (Chile); "Pia and Wild Nature - The Miraculous Creatures of the Namib Desert" (Germany); "Wild Hope - Coffee for Water" (USA); "Sea Foam: What Causes this Land Bubble Bath" (Australia), and others.

As in previous years, the films will be available online throughout the festival on the Goethe-Institut's VIMEO platform. Schoolchildren, students, and the interested public are invited to explore this year's theme: Ecosystem Restoration.

 The poster of the Science Film Festival 2023 in Vietnam

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In collaboration with local partners, it promotes science literacy and awareness of contemporary scientific, technological, and environmental issues through international films and accompanying educational activities.

The festival presents scientific topics in an accessible and entertaining way to a wide audience and shows that science can be fun. Since its first edition in 2005, the event has grown considerably to become the world's largest event of its kind.

The festival presents a wide range of films for all ages, with a focus on content for young audiences, in five categories: Family Edutainment; Ecology & Environment; Natural Science, Life Science & Technology; Non-Verbal & Science Shorts; and Culture & History.