TURKEY / FOREST HEROES

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11-Apr-2013 00:03:17
The magic and beauty of forests took center stage during the UN "Forest for People Awards" at the UN Forum on Forests inIstanbul. The awards for Forest Heroes, the International Forest Short Film Festival and the International Forest Photograph Awards focus on the dynamic and unique relationship between forests and the people who depend on them. UNTV

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STORY: TURKEY / FOREST HEROES
TRT: 3.17
SOURCE: UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE (featured film clips and photo can be used)
LANGUAGE: TURKISH/ ENGLISH / FRENCH/ PORTUGUESE/ NATS
DATELINE: 10 APRIL 2013, LUETFI KIRDAR CONVENTION CENTER, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

SHOTLIST:

FILM CLIP FROM AWARD WINNING FILM 'MY FOREST' BY SEBASTIEN PINS
1. Wide shot, little boy in forest, looks up at trees
2. Wide shot, camera looking up into tree tops, circling motions
3. Medium shot, boy in forest

10 APRIL, LUETFI KIRDAR CONVENTION CENTER IN ISTANBUL/ TURKEY
4. Wide shot, Anadolu Conference Hall
5. Medium shot, delegations listening
6. Medium shot, Hayrettin Karaca on stage with UN Forum on Forest Director Jan McAlpine
7. Wide shot, Jan McAlpine gives medal to Hayrettin Karaca
8. SOUNDBITE (Turkish), Hayrettin KARACA, "Grandfather of Turkish Environmental Movement":
"All nations, all troubled nations, should come together and rallye their force and create a liveable world. I believe in this and will keep believing in it."
9. Medium shot, Olga Lavrusko from Ukraine walking up onto the stage
10. Medium shot, Olga Lavrusko receiving medal from Juan Gabarron, Director of the Gabarron Foundation, New York
11. SOUNDBITE (English), Olga LAVRUSHKO, Engineering Student
"I don't even have a camera, this photo was made by an old film camera, Zenit, which was produced by USSR in the 1970's. This photo was made in my favourite place, on an island in the Pripjet river, it is like an oasis in my industrial city."
(Soundbite includes cutaway of her photo, as recorded live at the event)
12. Medium shot medal and handshake for Sebastien Pins, medal awarded by Chaim Litewski, Chief of UN Television

FILM CLIP FROM AWARD WINNING FILM 'MY FOREST' BY SEBASTIEN PINS
13. Wide shot, little boy runs in autumn forest, reappears on other side, where it is winter
14. Close up, snow on tree branch

10 APRIL, LUETFI KIRDAR CONVENTION CENTER IN ISTANBUL/ TURKEY
15) SOUNDBITE (French), Sebastien Pins, Professional Pyrotechnician and Film Student:
"Of course I identified with this child. Because, when I was as little like him I was, and I still am, fascinated by nature. But "My Forest" is also yours and the one of all living people and all creatures inhabiting the Earth and we have to take part in its preservation every day."
16) Wide shot, Almir Narayamoga Surui, Brazil, walking up to podium
17) Medium shot, he receives medal from Daniel Shaw, Global Forest and Climate Change Programme
18) SOUNDBITE (Portuguese), Almir Narayamoga Surui, Elected Chief, Paiter-Surui Tribe, western Brazil Amazon region
"I am not saying the forest should be untouchable, but we must use it with responsibility and strategies based on knowledge and technology."
19) Medium shot, Paul Rosolie, USA, receives medal from Len Dickter, Creative Director, Tomatu

FILM CLIP FROM AWARD WINNING FILM 'AN UNSEEN WORLD' BY PAUL ROSOLIE
20) Medium shot, night vision lense, jaguar walking towards camera
21) Medium shot, daylight, other forest animals near camera
22) Medium shot, tapir walking towards camera

10 APRIL, LUETFI KIRDAR CONVENTION CENTER IN ISTANBUL/ TURKEY
23) SOUNDBITE (English), Paul Rosolie, Naturalist and Explorer:
"When we put the camera traps up, I had no idea what to expect. And when I saw the footage, that was one of the most exciting moments of my life, because I knew this was going to be a chance to show everybody how special this place is."
24) Medium shot, Ariel Lugo, USA, receives medal from Jan McAlpine, Director of UN Forum on Forests
25) SOUNDBITE (English), Ariel Lugo, Ph.D., Director, International Institute of Tropical Forestry:
"Our experience in the US and Puerto Rico have shown that cities that have forests in them are more vibrant, the communities more empowered, people are happier and healthier. So may the forest be with you!"
26) Wide shot, applause in hall

FILM CLIP FROM AWARD WINNING FILM 'AN UNSEEN WORLD' BY PAUL ROSOLIE
27) Medium Shot, night vision, tapir in forest
28) Extreme close up, ant eater licking camera

STORYLINE:

The magic and beauty of forests took center stage during the UN "Forest for People Awards" at the UN Forum on Forests in Istanbul. The awards for Forest Heroes, the International Forest Short Film Festival and the International Forest Photograph Awards focus on the dynamic and unique relationship between forests and the people who depend on them.
One "Heroe of the Forest" is 92-year-old Hayrettin Karaca from Turkey, a successful entrepreneur who established an arboretrum on his land in Yalova, which holds over 14.000 species and subspecies of trees and other plants and became the breeding ground of endangered plant species endemic to Turkey. Hayrettin Karaca is considered the 'grandfather' of the Turkish environmental movement - his NGO "Tema Foundation" mobilized 460.000 volunteers to plant more than 10 million seedlings.

SOUNDBITE (Turkish), Hayrettin KARACA, "Grandfather of Turkish Environmental Movement":
"All nations, all troubled nations, should come together and rallye their force and create a liveable world. I believe in this and will keep believing in it."

Award winner Olga Lavrushko, 22, from Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, is not a photographer - she studies engineering, is an explorer at heart and loves the forest.

SOUNDBITE (English), Olga LAVRUSHKO, Engineering Student
"I don't even have a camera, this photo was made by an old film camera, Zenit, which was produced by USSR in the 1970's. This photo was made in my favourite place, on an island in the Pripjet river, it is like an oasis in my industrial city."

Sebastien Pins from Namur, Belgium, directed his first theater play at eight and, fascinated with light, became a professional pyrotechnician at 20. Now he studies film and explores the forest through the eyes of a child.

SOUNDBITE (French), Sebastien Pins, Professional Pyrotechnician and Film Student:
"Of course I identified with this child. Because, when I was as little like him I was, and I still am, fascinated by nature. But "My Forest" is also yours and the one of all living people and all creatures inhabiting the Earth and we have to take part in its preservation every day."

Almir Narayamoga Surui is an elected chief and first member of the Surui tribe in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest to attend college. He created a "50-year-plan" to ensure the economic vitality of the Paiter-Surui, encompassing large-scale conservation efforts, reforestation projects and activities that offer economic alternatives to exploiting the forest.

SOUNDBITE (Portuguese), Almir Narayamoga Surui, Elected Chief, Paiter-Surui Tribe, western Brazil Amazon region
"I am not saying the forest should be untouchable, but we must use it with responsibility and strategies based on knowledge and technology."

Paul Rosolie is a naturalist and explorer. His current focus is the Madre de Dios region in the Amazon's "Wild West" in Peru. Setting up video "traps" there, he noticed an amazing variety of wildlife in a small spot of forest. Not only did the anteater want to lick the camera - five minutes after Paul changed the batteries one day, the camera captured a capital jaguar walking by leasurely.

SOUNDBITE (English), Paul Rosolie, Naturalist and Explorer:
"When we put the camera traps up, I had no idea what to expect. And when I saw the footage, that was one of the most exciting moments of my life, because I knew this was going to be a chance to show everybody how special this place is."

Dr. Ariel Lugo has dedicated his life to the preservation of forests. He is the Director of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, and his talent for environmental research is paired with passion for linking people and forests. His most recent project helps to prevent violence and promote healthy childhood development by encouraging children and youth in planting seasonal organic vegetables and native trees.

SOUNDBITE (English), Ariel Lugo, Ph.D., Director, International Institute of Tropical Forestry:
"Our experience in the US and Puerto Rico have shown that cities that have forests in them are more vibrant, the communities more empowered, people are happier and healthier. So may the forest be with you!"
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