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Eternal Mash

A 53' documentary directed in 2007 by Catherine van Campen

Ruurd Walrecht`s interest of historical crops began when he was very young. He started a life long crusade to protect, preserve and maintain them.

This Dutch Don Quichotte of rare vegetables built an incredible collection of hundreds of crops that were on the brink of extinction.

Suddenly, Ruurd moved to Sweden leaving his colourful mix of helpers behind. They tell the story of this master horticulturist and his Green Ark. Because his life work is very important to all of us.

Festivals : - Documentary Film Festival, Thessaloniki Greece 2008 - Planet in Focus, Toronto Canada 2008 - Green Film Festival, Seoul South-Korea 2008 - Fica Brazil 2008 - Real Earth Film Festival, New-Zealand 2008 - Festival International du Film d'Environnement, Paris France 2008 - IDFA 07

Awards : - 6th International Audiovisual Festival of Biodiversity (15th - 18th October 2009) : Eternal Mash has won 1 of the 3 awards in the category full-lenght films - Toronto 2008, Best international long film - Nominated as best film during the Dutch Film festival in Utrecht.

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