A Romanian newspaper called it “the most wonderful movie ever made about Romania”. The 60-minute film, “Wild Carpathia”, which was recently broadcasted by Travel Channel UK, presents breathtaking but little known mountains and forests in the Carpathian mountains.
“Home to bears, wolves and the elusive lynx, this is perhaps the last great wilderness in Europe, seen as never before“, according to Travel Channel.
In his quest to find remote villages, cross mountains and spot bears in the wild, producer Charlie Ottley meets a range of colourful characters including shepherds, artists, eco-warriors, craftsmen, trackers, even a Count.
[…] Romania’s biodiversity awed producer Ottley who has already announced plans for a new documentary, which will include members of the cast of “Cold Mountain”, the film shot almost ten years ago in Romania, starring Nicole Kidman, Jude Law and Renee Zellweger.
The producer also intends to develop a Facebook game, similar to Farmville, with the theme of conserving Romania’s forests, according to media reports.
While all Romanians hail the film’s promotion of Transylvania as a possible tourist destination, local Greens say the authorities have to take more action to preserve this precious environment.
“We are lucky to have these lands. But also there is an urgent need for creating sustainable opportunities in rural areas across Transylvania, rather than senseless exploitations of forest and mineral resources”, Magor Csibi, from WWF Romania, said.
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