The films that won in each of the sections of the fifth edition of the Pelicam International Film Festival, which looks at environment-related themes, will be screened between July 1st and July 3rd at Elvira Popescu Cinema in Bucharest.

The movie Behemoth (Liang Zhao, 2015, China/France), which won the Grand Prize at Pelicam 2016 with a story about environmental destruction and transformation of people, linked with cultural and spiritual references that are fundamental for humanity, will be screened on Friday, July 1st, starting 19:30. Also on Friday the public will get to see Poached (UK, 2015), starting 21:30. The film deals with the egg thieves who threaten the rarest birds by robbing their nests each spring while a UK national police operation tries to stop them.

Bird Strike (Holland, 2015) will be screened July 2nd starting 19:30, while The Babushkas of Chernobyl (Ukraine/SUA, 2015) will be screened starting 20:30. The Babushkas of Chernobyl won the Black Sea Docs award. It presents a defiant community of women scratches out an existence in the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, on some of the most toxic areas on Earth.

The audio reportage Delta Dunarii Soundtrack will be screened July 3rd starting 19:30, while Poverty (UK/US, 2015), the winner of the Fresh Perspectives section, will be shown starting 20:30. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity.

Pelicam International Film Festival is organized by Les Herbes Folles Association. It was established in 2012, and since 2013has been a member of the Green Film Network, raising awareness for the environment. It is organized in Tulcea because of its proximity to the Danube Delta.

Tickets are available at the Elvira Popescu cinema box office.

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