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Anne de Carbuccia, France/USA

Refugia poetically recounts the science of environmental habitats that for millennia facilitated the survival of organisms and tells us how today, in these times of transition, their protection is key for the future. The film takes place in Japan, in the mystical island of Yakushima, where ancestral forests contain some of the world’s oldest living trees.



Born in New York, USA in 1968. She lives between New York and Milan. She travels to some of the world’s most remote locations to document human-caused threats to the planet and preserve the memory of endangered environments, species and cultures. InStyle magazine named her one of the Top 50 Badass Women who are changing the world for the better. Her debut short film, One Ocean, was presented at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and other film festivals around the world. She is currently working on her feature documentary film, One Planet One Future, for release in 2022. She founded Time Shrine Foundation in the USA and the One Planet One Future Association in Italy to raise awareness on climate breakdown and human-caused threats to the planet.

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