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Smarty Plants & One Ocean invited to compete at LSFF in Prague!

Aug 19, 2013

 

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Smarty Plants & One Ocean invited to compete at LSFF in Prague!

 

Winnipeg-based Merit Motion Pictures is proud to announce that its documentaries Smarty Plants and One Ocean: The Changing Seahave been accepted into the International Competition of the Life Sciences Film Festival [LSFF] 2013. This year’s LSFF will be held October 10-14, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

LSFF is the international festival of documentary films on food, agricultural sciences and sustainable development.  The goal of the festival is also to use audiovisual material for education and popularization of science in an entertaining manner.

 

Produced by Merit Jensen Carr and directed by Erna Buffie, “Smarty Plants: Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour” follows University of Alberta scientist and ecologist JC Cahill on a spectacular visual journey into the hidden lives of plants. Traveling the world, from the Great Basin Desert to the rainforests of British Columbia, Cahill meets up with a team of amazing plant scientists who are revealing an extraordinary, secret world – a world where plants behave a lot like us.

 

From the majestic kelp forests of Monterey Bay to a magical night on a coral reef; from the storm-tossed waters of the mighty North Pacific to the crystal blue of the Mediterranean Sea:  “One Ocean: The Changing Sea” explores some of the most stunning underwater locations in the world as it sets sail on a scientific race – a race to predict the fate of the global ocean and its amazing creatures.

 

“Smarty Plants” is produced by Merit Motion Pictures in association with CBC’s The Nature of Things, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Manitoba Film & Music, the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit and the Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit.

 

“One Ocean: The Changing Sea” is produced by Merit Motion Pictures, co-produced with CBC’s The Nature of Things, in association with National Geographic Channel International, and The Science Channel, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Manitoba Film & Music, the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit and the Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit.

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