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Friday, March 26, 2004


Nature Network plans film festival

Nature Film Network, a nonprofit organization, and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. will jointly kick off the three-day International Wildlife Film Festival on April 2 in Tokyo.

A dozen wildlife documentaries will be shown, free of charge, at the Panasonic Center in Ariake, Tokyo. The foreign films are dubbed in Japanese over barely audible English.

The schedule is as follows.

* April 2: "Attenborough in Paradise -- The Birds of Paradise" (Britain) 11 a.m.; "Yamasemi Live 2," (Japan) 1 p.m.; "The Nature of Things: Flight of the Whooping Crane," (Canada) 2:30 p.m.; "Owls: Silent Hunters," (U.S.) 3:30 p.m.; "City Slickers -- A Tale of Two African Penguins" (South Africa/Netherlands) 4:30 p.m.

* April 3: "Extrasensory Perception" (Britain) 11 a.m.; "Iguanas, Living Like Dinosaurs," (Britain) 11:30 a.m.; "Scavengers of the Seas" (France) 2:30 p.m.; "Architects of the Natural World" (Italy) 3:30 p.m.; "Mzima: Haunt of the Riverhorse" (Britain) 4:30 p.m.

* April 3: "Snake Killers: Honey Badgers of the Kalahari," (U.S.) 11 a.m., "The Ultimate Crocodile," (U.S.) 3 p.m., "Mystery of the Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey" (China) 4 p.m.; and "The Last Frog" (U.S.) 5 p.m.

International Wildlife Film Festival: Panasonic Center (2-5-18 Ariake, Koto-ku), a 2-minute walk from Kokusai Tenji-jo Station on the JR Rinkai Line or a 5-minute walk from Ariake Station on the Yurikamome Line.

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