Lake of Applesen

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Festival Theme 2017: Anthropocene – Welcome to the Human Age

Lake of Apples

Title: Lake of Apples

Director: Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska
Produced by: Apollo Images in cooperation with the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Running Time: 29:55 Minutes
Country: Macedonia
Year: 2017

Age Guideline:
University and General Public

Category: Ecology & Environment

Screened In: Myanmar, The Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India

The Prespasee in the interior of the Balkan Peninsula is one of the oldest freshwater lakes on the planet and is a habitat for more than 2 000 plant and animal species. The documentary "Lake of the Apples" shows the life on and in the lake over a period of one year. It can be seen how the ecosystem has changed: instead of fishing, an older fisherman only finds algae in his nets; Birds such as pelicans and cormorants are no longer as numerous as they used to be. Two scientists are investigating the changes and show that pollution is destroying the lake – but this is being mitigated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).