NGHE AN (VNS)— A documentary from Nghe An Television entitled Forest Destruction is one of the leading competitors for the top prize in the documentary and reportage category at the 32nd National Television Festival, opening here tomorrow.
Produced by Hoang Quyen, the 14-minute video features Quyen's six-month effort to document illegal logging in central region forests.
"I'm still not satisfied with the work because we failed to shoot evidence of the alledged corruption of forest rangers," Quyen said.
The document will vie with the VTV video Lullaby, produced by Bui Hong Diep, which focuses on the significance of the lullaby in modern society.
"Lullabies are unforgettable memories in our lives, and I wonder how they have fallen into oblivion," said Diep, who is competing in the festival for the first time.
Works competing at this year's festival reflect national political, socio-economic and cultural achievements as well as such current issues as poverty, corruption, natural disasters and culture, according to the festival organising committee.
The festival will also award prizes in the categories of children, ethnic, science and educational programmes, talk shows, music shows, televised theatre and television series. Each category will be judged by separate jury panels.
Over 100 state-owned and private television networks and local broadcasters will participate in this year's festival with about 500 entries competing for prizes.
Seminars and a photo exhibition on the broadcasting profession will also take place as part of the festival. The seminars will be a chance for producers and other broadcasting professionals from around the country to discuss and exchange professional experiences as well as learn about new developments in technology.
The festival continues through Saturday, with the opening and closing ceremonies to be aired on VTV Channel 1. — VNS