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Documentary on Sơn Đoòng Cave wins coveted award

Update: March, 07/2016 - 23:45
Spectacular view: Inside Sơn Đoong cave. Photo

HÀ NỘI – A documentary on the world’s largest cave in Viet Nam has just won a prize in the news and documentary category at the recent New York City Drone Film Festival.

The documentary, made by ABC Television, was broadcast during the Good Morning America programme last May.

Located in the heart of Phong Nha - Kẻ Bàng National Park in the central Quảng Bình Province, Sơn Đoòng, although first found by a local in 1991, was explored only in 2009 by the British Cave Research Association.

The 1,645m-long cave system, which extends through a mountain, has been named one of the most captivating caves on earth by National Geographic.

It is a feeder to Sơn Đoòng, named the world’s largest cave, thanks to British explorer Howard Limbert team’s excavations.
The cave opened to the public in 2013. Since then, it has slowly been gaining global attention. A recent video of a drone exploring the cave, which went viral, has again put the spotlight on the cave.

The second annual New York City Drone Film Festival was held from March 4 and 6.

The three-day event featured a dynamic slate of interactive panel discussions, guest speakers, screenings of nominated films and the annual awards ceremony.

The New York City Drone Film Festival is the world's first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography.

Last year, it received more than 150 submissions from 19 countries. -- VNS


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