The Primordial Turtle-World Premiere

The Primordial Turtle – World Premiere

Eduardo Quiroz, Мексика, 2015. док., 73 мин.

Показ фильма 1 мая 16.00
«Мираж Синема» в Петрозаводске ТРЦ «Макси», Петрозаводск, пр. Ленина, 14

This is a film about the relationship that human beings and turtles have had in different times and in different ways, about the serious threats of extinction that  sea turtles face and about efforts that are made in Baja California Sur for their preservation.

It´s a film about heroes and visionaries that have transformed their thinking.

There are 7 species of sea turtles in the world, 5 live in the seas of Baja California Sur. And despite of being legally protected since 1990, all of them are in extinction menace and 4 of them are considered ecologically extinct.

The heart of the movie is the situation of sea turtles in Baja California Sur. Especially the situation of death of  yellow turtle by the incidental fishing. There are many factors like the living and fishing conditions of the fisherman in the highest concentration of turtles area that influence this fact. The movie also shows  work and proposals of the California’s Sea Turtle Group to avoid this situation.

Through this movie we will discover that we can change our most harmful and rooted habits. That the care of our natural environment  and other animals is also the care of our own specie.


Eduardo Quiroz studied Communication Science (UAM). Then he specialized in directing in Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica finishing with a documentary shortfilm, Como te ven te tratan (They treat you as they see you). This shortfilm has participated in the festivals Expresión en corto and DOCS DF in 2006 and FICCO in 2007. He is the founder and director of the production house Máquina Negra where he has produced and directed multiple commercials and documentary tv series.


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