Festival Photo Peuples et Nature de la GacillyThe year 2011 was proclaimed International Year of the Forest by the United Nations General Assembly. The goal: to raise awareness and strengthen initiatives that would contribute to the sustainable management of our forests for the benefit of present and future.
For its eighth year, the Festival of La Gacilly will be full of artists, including Jim Brandenburg, who educate us about the dangers of losing this aspect of our green Earth. Each year 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed. A true global issue. Peoples or civilizations have disappeared, and continue to do so, for failing to maintain their plant environment. The tree is a source of life. It produces oxygen, its roots fix the soil, retain and purify water, its leaves fertilize the soil, and its branches slow the winds. A land without trees would be a land without life.
Open and free to the public, the festival will once again transform the Breton village of La Gacilly into an outdoor art gallery with more than 400 large photographic images. The exhibit is open until September 30, 2011.