PAPA TORTUGA

PAPA TORTUGA


Selections from 2007 MOUNTAINFILM in Telluride

Introduced by David Holbrooke, Festival Director, Mountainfilm in Telluride.

PAPA TORTUGA (USA, 2006, 20 min.)

Fernando Manzano was only 16 years old when he found his calling. For the past 31 years, he has dedicated himself to bringing the leatherback sea turtle back from the edge of extinction. In the small town of Tecolutla, Mexico, he has battled relentlessly against weather, natural predators and poachers with no outside support. Directed by Rob Wilson.

Shown as part of the program Selections from 2007 MOUNTAINFILM in Telluride, along with RIDE OF THE MERGANSERS, COAST TO COAST, INVISIBLE CHILDREN PRESENTS: EMMY: THE STORY OF AN ORPHAN, TITANS OF THE CORAL SEA, VOYAGE TO 109 METERS, LONGFIN, GIMME GREEN, and BUILDING THE FUTURE – ENERGY

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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