x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

UAE film takes Golden Dolphin award at Cannes media festival

The Turtle won top honours at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Festival.

ABU DHABI // A film about the UAE’s environmental efforts has won the top award of its class at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Festival.

The Turtle, starring a schoolboy from Ras Al Khaimah, was made for the country’s pavilion at EXPO 2012 in Yeosu, Korea.

Accepting the Gold Dolphin award on behalf of the National Media Council was Ahmed Al Dahouri, the film’s young star.

“This film has focused a bright light on just one of the actions the UAE is taking to reduce pollution and protect the environment,” he said in his acceptance speech.

 

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