One of the serial events prior to the 2008 China (Guangzhou) International Festival of Excellent Documentary Films°™the International Documentary Films Screening sponsored by the Sapphire Video Salon held its premiere at the Sapphire Art Space of the Guangzhou Holiday Inn City Center on 13th. Documentary films about environmental protection and video news and pictures of the snow disaster of this New Spring Festival were shown at the premiere on the theme of "climate and environmental crisis".
The Screening activities began last October and would continue the previous operation mode this year. In the meantime, the films would vary more in theme, covering nature, environmental protection, cultural communication, and so on. At the premiere, two documentary films were shown°™the French film After Us the Heavens Can Fall and the Swiss film A Crude Awakening. Other films that would be shown later include Wings of the Night from Germany, Across the Arctic from Poland, Saving Luna from Canada, Four Seasons Lodge from Australia, Building A Legend from Belgium, Tailor-Made Dream from Germany, The Way of Tea from Holland, Building the Gherkin from Switzerland, and Lockstep from America.
The sponsor of the event said that it would be not only a screening event of excellent documentary films from different countries but also a forum and salon for discussion after seeing the films. The screening event would last till the end of June.
(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)
Source : english.gz.gov.cn