From May 24 to May 26, 2012, the first Slovene international festival of natural scientific film G-FEST took place in the enchanting environment of the town of Grad in the Goričko region.
The first prize RAJSKO DREVO was awarded at the closing ceremony of the first G-FEST to NIB's documentary "WWW-H / Why, Where, When, How?"
The authors were given the award by the jury consisting of Leon Krpič, Aleša Valič and Vojko Anzeljc.
Festival G-FEST is conceived as a cultural bond between the Porabje and Goričko regions, between film and nature, between human, landscape and fellow human being. G-FEST is dedicated to natural scientific films in the richness of their topics and technical expression. The leitmotif of this year's festival was awareness on sustainability.
Creators of the film - from the left: Rado Likon (director of photography), Jasna Hribernik (director), Tomaž Letnar (screenwriter) and Prof Dr Bojan Sedmak (idea and text) Film www.h is a blend of scientific thought and visual communication. Its provocative approach makes us contemplate our existence and actions, our goals and the role of science in society. A modern way of life that subjects us to inexorable rush claims answers; and yet it allows us no time to confront fundamental questions Why? Where? When? How? This is also the title of the film intended for global audience and entitled in a way of the internet with Why, Where, When and How. Initially, the authors establish that "science and philosophy - namely love for wisdom - are one. At the very beginning and at the end, the authors deal with fundamental existential questions. All scientific tools are in service of our conscience. Scientists are not the first aid in the failed investments of the human kind. They are not rescuers as they know all answers, they are unpleasant creators because they ask proper questions: why, where, when and how."
The conveyed message is: "Only when both science and each individual come up with answers to proper questions there is hope that our life may take the right direction.”
The authors of the film Bojan Sedmak, Tomaž Letnar, Rado Likon, Jasna Hribernik and Tamara Lah Turnšek have merged the remorseless logic of scientific thinking with the sensitivity of art. Today, we are the creators of the world and the life on it. As such, we create our future, each of us separately and all together! Although many people think that we are only chess figures on a chessboard of nature or mysterious unknown forces, the film teaches us about the opposite - we are the creators of our happiness and destiny and of the happiness and destiny of future generations; more than we are allowed to. Isn't this a sufficient reason that calls for an in-depth look at how to act?
The closing thoughts may long resound in our minds: we have put the heaven above the clouds only to escape the death on the Earth. The desire to leave the Earth and conquer the space, to mingle with gods is born out of our fear of death. But as it is, we are just biological creatures that nature has created for the lower areas of the atmosphere. We are an inseparable part of nature. We are nature. And the sanctity of life derives from joint responsibility.
The film premiere was at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Institute of Biology in October 2010.
Authors of the film: • Bojan Sedmak – idea and text • Tomaž Letnar – screenplay and text • Rado Likon – director of photography • Jasna Hribernik – director • Tamara Lah Turnšek – producer
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