On April 22, 2013, the Curacao Footprint Foundation celebrated World Earth Day in a special way. With the premiere of ‘Ecosplash-Korsou salbahe’, the new nature documentary series which is produced by the foundation, and the inauguration of the Photo exhibition of the same name, nature was the centerpiece on the program for more than 120 guests who had come to NAAM Foundation for this event.
After a welcome drink and snack the evening kicked of with a short and powerful welcome speech by Chairman of NAAM Foundation, Mr. Lionel Janga, who emphasized the importance of conservation. The Chairman of the Curacao Footprint Foundation, Ms. Michelle da Costa Gomez, then presented a brief overview of the process that led to the final results showcased during the evening and thanked the sponsors, especially the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and everyone else who helped to make the evening a success. The audience applauded loudly after the message that Telecuracao decided to cooperate fully by transmitting the documentary series without cost!
The director of the the foundation, Mr. Leon Pors, then explained the philosophy behind the program and the choices that were made. The series consists of six episodes of 15 minutes, a perfect fit for the programming of TeleCuracao and also suitable as teaching material for schools. All episodes are completely in Papiamentu!
The spectators were treated to two episodes from the series and then had the opportunity to ask questions or make comments.
After the video premiere, photographer Anneke Polak took the floor to introduce the exhibition of photographs of nature. (See also www.curacaofootprint.org for information on the participating photographers) after which the guests could admire the exhibition.
The reactions were very positive and excited!
All in all April 22, 2013, World Earth Day, became a very special day during which the beauty of nature was extensively discussed. And the rains that fell just before the start of the evening turned the evening into a clear and very beautiful one.
The nature exhibit runs until May 13 at stichting NAAM, located at the Johan van Walbeeckplein. Visitors must ring the bell in order to get in. The documentary series will premiere on Monday, April 29th at TeleCuracao (TV8), at a quarter past nine in the evening.
And just to get an impression of our docu-series: the TV promo of ‘Ecosplash – Korsou salbahe’: