Monday 8 November, 8.30pm
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
T +44 (0)20 7225 7300
As part of Screen Green!, an eight day film festival, bringing together documentaries from 14 European countries focusing on humankind's fragile relationship with the natural world, we will be screening a moving documentary "Early Learning"
Poland | 2009 | col | 37 mins | doc | dir. Marcin Bortkiewicz | cert. U | in Polish with English subtitles
Mikołaj, an oceanography student, arrives to do his internship at the Marine Station in Hel. Under the watchful eye of his boss, professor Krzysztof Skóra, he looks after a newborn seal he names Hel. Mikołaj teaches the seal how to adapt to life in the wild. Before the seal can be released into the Baltic Sea, it has to learn how to live with the herd, how to find its own food, and most importantly, how to avoid contact with humans. But pupil and teacher begin to develop a ‘dangerous’ thread of friendship...
For further information about Screen Green! visit: www.europeandocfestival.org.uk http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/eurodoc/index.php/programme-2010