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Sixth International Award for Cinebutterflies PDF Print E-mail

"In the Shadow of Kangchenjunga", our film of the butterflies of Sikkim, which was released in January 2009, won another Award for Cinebutterflies at the 32nd International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana, USA, in April. Given a Special Mention for its Cinematography, the film was the fifth to receive an Award. Three other films have been distinguished for their scientific content, and one for its educational content.

The Festival attracts entries worldwide and is the largest annual gathering of wildlife filmmakers.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 13:03
 
Go East! to the mighty Himalaya... PDF Print E-mail

Ever since my first sight of the great Kangchenjunga range in 1962, I have wanted to make a film of the butterflies of Sikkim against the background of the Himalayan peaks. In 2006 Pat and I managed a short trip, into Sikkim, and the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, which once was also part of greater Sikkim.

You can see the results in In the shadow of Kangchenjunga, released on DVD in January 2009.

Made to help Sikkim schools introduce young people to the beauties and wonders of that marvellous country's natural heritage, the film runs for 35 minutes and presents a lively selection of its butterflies. As always it is shot close up, and brings the riches of the butterflies vividly to life, as well as the valleys and forests of the Himalayan foothills.

The Asian species are also shown on our 2 films, Palawan... Butterfly Paradise which you can buy on DVD, and "Wonders of the East" which we hope to have available on DVD soon.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 11:52
 
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