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‘Vortex’ makes finalist at UN World Wildlife Day Film Showcase

Iranian doc ‘The Extinction Vortex’ becomes finalist at 2020 UN World Wildlife Day Film Showcase.

Iranian documentary ‘The Extinction Vortex’ has been shortlisted as the finalist for the 5th UN World Wildlife Day Film Showcase.   

Included among the finalist titles to celebrate the 2020 World Wildlife Day is Fathollah Amiri’s doc which will be in the running with 57 outstanding films, picked from a total of 345 entries made by notable channels such as National Geographic, Arte France, NDR Netherlands, SVT Sweden, BBC, Nat Geo Wild, ORF, and France 3.

This documentary film is the story of the only remaining Asiatic cheetah families in the world; families whose fate is not awaiting them.

Amiri, as a wildlife documentary filmmaker along with Dr. Baqer Nezami, as a researcher, divided the 10 habitats of cheetahs into 2 major territories and commence their quest by planting trap cameras in most cheetah populated areas.

Amiri's film ‘Ranger and Leopard’ won the top prize and the best director prize at MAFF 2018.

The 2020 showcase is anchored under the theme ‘Sustaining all life on Earth’ which aims “to celebrate wild fauna and flora as essential components of the world’s biodiversity, to highlight its immense benefits to humanity as purveyor of resources and livelihoods, and to raise awareness about the threats it currently faces.”

The winners will be announced at UN Headquarters in New York on March 03, 2020.