Italian screening at CinemAmbiente Film Festival!

The multi award-winning film Lion Ark, charting the Animal Defenders International (ADI) rescue operation to enforce legislation banning animal circus acts in Bolivia, will screen at Cinema Massimo for the CinemAmbiente 20th Environmental Film Festival in Turin on Saturday 3 June 2017 at 5.45pm.

The screening is a special hour-long Italian version of the film, followed by a panel discussion with ADI, LAV and contemporary circus Festival Mirabilia.

No booking is required.

Lion Ark is being shown in Italy as part of a campaign to ban wild animal acts nationwide. Current legislation governing animal circuses in Italy dates back to 1968 and is out of step with public and expert opinion. Proposals by the government to phase out animal circus acts would, if passed, see Italy join 18 European countries, and 35 around the world, with restrictions in place.

Lion Ark premiered at the Italian Senate in March, concluding a special workshop in support of the government proposals and hosted by the Italian animal group LAV in association with ADI.

CinemAmbiente is the 20th film festival to have selected Lion Ark; the film has acquired 11 awards, including a nomination at the prestigious 45th NAACP Image Awards.

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