The Instituto Cervantes in Paris, the Spanish Lyceum Luis Buñuel, Unesco and the Colombian Embassy in the French capital will be the setting for the launch of a message of singular importance in the face of the climate crisis: the importance of whales and eco-hope for the good state of the oceans, of the planet in general and of the human being.
The Arona SOS Atlántico Festival travels to the French capital, where the young activist in favor of the environment, Francisco Vera Manzanares, 13 years old, recently arrived from his participation in the COP7 that is held in Egypt from November 6 to 18 , will share his experience giving voice to the opinion of children in this international climate summit, and informing about the importance of whales for the life of the oceans, in particular, and the planet, in general.
Today the presentation of the Arona SOS Atlántico Festival and its values in defense of the oceans and cetaceans will take place at the Instituto Cervantes in Paris, in an act that will include the intervention of the director of this entity, Domingo García Cañedo, of the documentary photographer submariner and naturalist, Sergio Hanquet, the festival directors, Santiago Gutiérrez and Martín Rivero, and the Arona Councilor for Culture and Tourism, José Alberto Delgado. At 5:45 p.m., the documentary, shot in the waters of the Canary Islands, How much is a whale worth?, which shows the marine wealth of this European outermost region, as well as the importance of cetaceans as “walking purifiers” of the air, will be screened, which that makes them fundamental values in the fight against the climate crisis.
In this way, and after nine editions, Arona SOS Atlántico takes its Life Whales, for the first time, to France, within its objective of disseminating the necessary union between Tourism, Society and Culture.