Kolkata:New Large Format Film ‘America Wild-National Parks Adventure’ was launched in the Space Theatre of Science City, Kolkata. It captures the magnificence of 30 America’s National Parks and the amazing landscapes through unique IMAX cinematography.
Shri A.S. Manekar, Director General, NCSM welcomed the guests and said, “National Parks are suitable places for biodiversity conservation and strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity. The present film explores America’s most legendary outdoor places and watching the film in large format provides immersive experience. I hope, people will also be encouraged to visit National Parks in India and help protect biodiversity after watching this film.”
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Arijit Dutta Choudhury, Director, Science City said, “National parks are safe home for native plants and animals. They help us to know about our environment and protect places important to aboriginal people. In Indian context, around 12% of world’s total species of plants and animals are available in our country, but these flora and fauna are gradually getting destroyed. It is, therefore, our duty to serve our wildlife and the best way is to do so through national parks..”
Jonathan T.Ward, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S Consulate General, Craig Hall, Consul General of the United States and leaders from the travel and tourism sector graced the occasion.
‘AMERICA WILD – National Parks Adventure’ provides a sweeping overview of the national park’s history from the lush forests to the towering cliffs and the deep plunging canyons narrated by Academy Award winner, Robert Redford. The adrenaline pumping odyssey of world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl rejoicing the centennial of the national parks is a soulful reflection of wilderness and the breath-taking arcs of natural history.
President Roosevelt, founder of National Parks in America takes the audience to the awe-inspiring locations of Yellowstone, Everglades, Yosemite and beyond, encouraging them to find their own parks, protect and experience their diversity.
“I am proud as my agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce was involved in the production, through Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States. The history of the U.S. system of national parks dates back to 1872 when the US Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming as a public park for the enjoyment of the people” said Jonathan T. Ward, Principal Commercial Officer.