The 6th mass extinction of animal species. Have you already heard about this? Alongside climate change, it stands as the other main ecological crisis and is just as worrying. A crisis that has decimated 50% of the world’s wildlife over the last 50 years. Our lifestyle has not only generated climate change but has also destroyed many of the earth’s natural resources and millions of animal species that are nonetheless vital for our survival.
After the success of his film Demain, rewarded by a Cesar, the militant ecologist Cyril Dion addresses this fundamental issue in the film Animal which will be in cinemas from 1st December 2021.
Animal is the story of Bella and Vipulan, two teenagers who are symbolic of a generation crying out its concern for the future. Ecology is their battle. When confronted with the limits of their militant actions they set out on a voyage of discovery around the world to understand how they can have a positive impact on this mass extinction of wild animals and the sustainability of our planet.
Through their experiences and encounters, they realise that the problem has to be dealt with at its roots: how can we change the way we live in order to coexist respectfully with other forms of life.
At Equestrio Foundation we are proud to offer our financial support to this film which is a fantastic way of bringing the causes we uphold to the eyes of the general public. Successfully blending powerful images, educational messages and heartfelt emotions, it will no doubt act as a true source of inspiration and awaken the desire to defend the living world across all generations.
The film Animal is the result of the commitment of many. That, of course, of the director and co-producer Cyril Dion, but also of the protagonists Bella Lack and Vipulan Puvaneswaran as well as the team of 30 technicians. It was also thanks to the help of a whole community of donators that this 2.4-million-euro film could be made.
The documentary was indeed financed by around fifteen donors and investors outside of the cinema world including the Equestrio, Lemarchand, Nature & Decouvertes, Bayard Presse, Thalie, Léa Nature-Jardin Bio Foundations & Colibris.
Finally, it must be added that this film would never have come to fruition without the crowdfunding campaign caried out on KissKissBankBank. 300 000 euros were raised across more than 5 000 supporters, thus contributing to closing the budget and to financing various communication projects aimed at raising awareness.Visit the website
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Photographers, video artists, volunteers, explorers of all kinds, they declare their passion for Mother Nature.
Filmmaker – Animal