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in the middle of the worldwide ebola crisis, a harsh critique from the w.h.o. points the finger of blame right at themselves. and more ground is being gained in the battle for kobani but it's isis that's being pushed back. the latest on the coalition progress in a live report. and a search for university of virginia coed hannah graham is being called off. police react to the latest developments in the case.
hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm amara walker. the world health organization says it will review it's handling of the ebola outbreak in west africa in light of scathing criticism. an internal document leaked to the associated press describes the u.n. agency's response as botched and riddled with incompetence. senior international correspondent nic robertson reports. >> reporter: the world health organization, the w.h.o. is saying that this was an initial internal report that it had not been fact checked yet but the facts look like this, ebola was first announced, discovered on the 22nd of march in guinea. on the 1st of april, doctors without borders said this was unprecedented. the same day, the w.h.o. spokesman said this this was -- the numbers were typical of what they had seen before. it wasn't until the 8th of august that the w.h.o. announced that this was an international
disaster. now, i spoke with isabelle nutle, dr. isabelle knuttle, what she told me was that more could have been done. she wished that more had been done. she said more is important. she also said in the early stages they didn't have a diagnosis with ebola. it was very difficult to get information from west africa. she also said that when the w.h.o. put out a request for volunteers to go to west africa to treat ebola, she said there was a huge fear factor, volunteers weren't forthcoming in the big numbers. this also contributed to the escalation of the ebola crisis. she said unlike a natural disaster, she said ebola was striking fear in people's minds. >> nic robertson reporting there. the world health organization is warning another country could be
facing a potential outbreak. ivory coast is at high risk of having the disease spill over from neighboring countries. social workers there are going door to door, teaching residents how to protect themselves from infection. >> translator: for every illness there are measures to take to prevent it but with ebola, it's much more difficult because it touches their culture. >> ivory coast shares a border with guinea and liberia. the disease has killed more than 4,500 people across west africa. okay, let's turn to spain now. we are expecting an update in the coming hours on the condition of nurse's assistant teresa ramiro. she contracted ebola in madrid while treating a mission yash with the disease. al goodman joins us live from the spanish capital. let's talk about the nurse's assist and the. she has been improving over the past few days, hasn't she? >> reporter: she has, amara. she's in this hospital behind me
here in madrid. now, the amount of the ebola virus in her bloodstream has been declining, according to test results. that's according to officials. so what we're expecting in coming hours, possibly today, she'll take a test which some are hoping might show that she's free of the virus. we don't have that confirmed. those test results might be released on monday. this is what's being written about here in spanish media and what we're hearing as well. from a family friend, who's also been providing a lot of information, because the friend has been able to go into the hospital, to the fifth floor where teresa ramiro's husband is under watch with other people, he's not showing any symptoms. he's talk on the phone with his wife who is one floor above him in quarantine. what the friend says is that she's been able to get up from her bed. she's gone from liquids, now she's able to eat some solids. she's generally feeling better. even her chest infection is getting better. those are encouraging signs out of this hospital this day.
amara? >> absolutely encouraging signs. this nurse's assistant is really the only person in spain that's contracted ebola. but there are several people under observation at this point. what is the status on them and how many people are being watched right now? >> reporter: the good news there is none of them are showing symptoms, except for two who remain under close observation. those two -- three, sorry, were rushed into hospitals on thursday. there were fears there might be more ebola cases. the first test on those three came up negative and a fourth one rushed in, came up negative on two tests. he was released on saturday. now overall, there are 87 people under ebola watch. most of them in madrid and most of them at their homes. none of them showing symptoms. in hospital, the only confirmed case, teresa ramiro, there are 15 people, her husband and other medical people who treated her
at the first hospital where her case was confirmed, they are not showing symptoms and at a hospital on spain's canary islands, there was a red cross worker tested negative, awaiting a second test and two other people that live with him are in observation. generally the scare from thursday has calmed down and now the hope is we'll get very good news about teresa ramiro ramos hopefully in the coming hours. not confirmed yet, though. >> a lot of this should help allay the fears that we've been seeing really around the world, particularly there in spain. al goodman, appreciate that update. thank you. passengers on a cruise ship including a woman linked to ebola are expected to disembark in galveston, texas in a couple of hours. the carnival magic is returning from belize after cutting the cruise short. a lab technician who may have handled samples from a man who
died of ebola is on board and belize would not let her off the ship to fly home. the man who died was thomas eric duncan, a liberian national who became the first ebola case diagnose on american soil. and then an officer is on paid leave after coming in contact with amber vinson. she's another nurse who treated duncan and now has ebola. vinson traveled to ohio and the tsa patted her down. that agent, however, is not experiencing any symptoms. coalition air strikes in syria are helping kurdish fighters in kobani take on isis. cnn witnessed this apparent strike in the city center saturday. dozens of u.s.-led attacks have hit isis positions over the past several days.
nick paton walsh joins us from turkey with the latest. nick? >> reporter: amara, this morning we're hearing from monitors, opposition activists, kurds, that in fact there have been two booby trapped car situations in kobani. that seems to keep pressure up on the kurds. it's clear the massive amount of ire power has certainly pushed isis back. the key question kurds is asking now is how can they re-sigh themselves, how can they boost their numbers to hold kobani if isis tries to come back. they believe the turkish arm, the government, is in fact preventing many of them from going back to try and weaken the defense of kobani. 60 bombs in four days may, for now, have ground isis to a halt in kobani.
but to the city's west lies another trauma for those kurds still inside, at a hole poked by the desperate in the border fence. that's now policed by the turkish army. they won't let us film up close, yet daily we've seen dozens of kurds caught on dangerous other side of the fence. but strangely, even though the turkish army will let them across, many still don't. why do they stay there? there are still fighting inside kobani and this is a volatile place to be stranded on other side of that border. we're told those there though don't want to leave their city, to leave their possessions because they're worried if they cross into turkey, they won't be able to return home. we filmed discreetly, closer when bread was delivered. the men there said there were thousands still inside. many we spoke to said they were
not leaving their treasured homes and cars as they knew the army would not let them back in. this man came out two days ago to bring back food but can't cross. "where do you think people can find bread inside there," he says "the stores are closed and empty." some claim this is a calculated strategy that turkey is deliberately stopping people from going back in a bid to weaken the defense of kobe bonnie. if they turn back to kobani, the resistance against isis will be strengthened. turkey doesn't want that. turkey wants kobani to fall. we're convinced about that, he says. there's no other reason. fighters are still smuggled in, we've been told, and turkish officials deny stopping people returning. but as the fight drags on, or if
isis come back, kurdish anger at what they see as turkey's bid to weaken them risk growing. now those who would defend turkey's position will surely say they have been more hospitable for the millions plus, simply living in cities like this. they would also point out that if you are a syrian here, you can go back quite easily. we've seen a lot of cross-border traffic. a country will accept a refugee and the condition of that is often you can't go back. there seems to be double standards. if you're a syrian you can cross back and forth. according to the kurds be it's tough to get back to kobani. that raises a big question mark. the turkish government doing the fighting there. if coalition air strikes begin
to ebb, do the kurds have enough people, manpower to hold kobani? ankara is still bearing in mind they do not necessarily want to see kobani fall that fast, that bloodily in case they risk a bloodish backlash here. >> if the kurds are not being allowed to cross back into kobani, syria, to help aid in the fight or bring supplies to their fellow fighters, what's the feeling about being able to maintain the ground that they regained from isis? >> reporter: they're optimistic at the present but they strike a very cautious note. the coalition air strikes, i think it's fair to say, because there's been a lot of tension on kobani, u.s. officials are saying it's not particularly important in the broader scale of things. they appear to be getting a regular feed of intelligence from the ground now. that may have made the 60 air strikes in four days feasible. the kurds are clear, when the air strikes go away, they need
weaponry on the ground, antique tank weaponry to keep isis back if isis choose to bring the fight back at a different time of their choosing. we've spoke innocent towns around kobani to people who say there is a cross-border smuggling in which the re-supply can occur. it's not a completely hopeless situation. the kurds would like to see greater freedom of movement so people can go back who wish to take aid, see their homes and families. a complex situation. turkey of course knows it has to handle delicately. doesn't want to upset nationalists. but at the same time, doesn't want a kurdish backlash here in southern turkey. >> interesting how you say the kurds not being allowed to cross
back in but the syrians allowed to move back in freely. nick paton walsh, appreciate that report. thank you. a disturbing find during the search for a missing university student in the united states. coming up, what police have discovered and what it might mean for the hannah graham case. plus, the latest on pro-democracy protests in hong kong. why police say they were forced to use batons on the activists. and pope francis closes a two-week meeting of bishops today in rome. the result, a quote, work in progress. a live report from vatican city. y sister's wedding well it's only 100 calories, so you'll be ready for that dress uh-huh... you don't love the dress? i love my sister... 40 flavors. 100 calories or less. come on! let's hide in the attic. no. in the basement. why can't we just get in the running car?
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the search for a missing student from the university of virginia is on hold after members of a local sheriff's department found human remains. jean casarez has more now. >> reporter: it was five weeks ago this weekend that the university of virginia sophomore hannah graham went missing from the downtown charlottesville mall. and it was after that, that the search began. that smp has gone from a missing persons investigation to a death investigation. police say they were doing a routine search on saturday that a team of volunteers began to search an abandoned property in the county outside of charlottesville. >> countless hours, thousands of hours, have been spent by
literally hundreds of law enforcement and civilian volunteers in an effort to find hannah. we think perhaps today proved their worth. a search team from the chesterfield county sheriff's department was searching an abandoned property along old lynchburg road in southern ablemore county. when they discovered human remains. >> reporter: at this point, the remains have not been identified. that will be the job of the medical examiner who will perform an autopsy to try to determine the cause and manner of death. the cause of death may be difficult because of the length of time that has passed. the university of virginia sophomore was last seen on surveillance video in the early morning hours of september 13th, walking throughout parts of downtown charlottesville. she had gone to dinner with friends but then appeared to be lost.
video also shows a man police believe to be 32-year-old jesse matthew, who appears to be walking behind graham. and then shortly before she vanishes, appears to have his arm around her. it took 40 hours before hannah was reported missing but once that happened, an all-out points bulletin went out to find her. every single day in the last five weeks, volunteers, professional search and rescue personnel along with law enforcement tried to find the college student but nothing, no sign of graham. matthew walked into the local police department with his family a week after she disappeared. he asked for a lawyer, he got one, but he left without talking. he was found days later on a beach in galveston, texas. now back in virginia, he is currently charged with the abduction of hannah graham with the attempt to defile and sits in the county jail without bond. no word on how long it will take to identify the remains but if they are those of hannah graham, jesse matthew could be facing a murder charge.
jean casarez, cnn, new york. hong kong police are urging the public to avoid the city's mong kok district saying it continues to be tense. this was the scene early. five officers were injured in the scuffles. authorities say the demonstrations have fallen into the hands of, quote, troublemakers. let's listen now to some of what was said in that news conference. >> as you can see from the media coverage, in the past two consecutive nights were completely illegal and jeopardized public order. these acts were totally contrary to their self-proclaimed peaceful and nonviolent moment. the police strongly condemn the violent acts.
>> police launched an operation to clear the demonstrators out of mong kok friday but their gains were short lived after the activist returned in greater numbers to recapture parts of the district the very next day. rescue workers in nepal are searching the himalayas for survivors of a blizzard. up next, why one hiker says the tragedy could have been avoided. plus, hurricane gonzalo has come and down. we'll see how bermuda has fared now that the storm has passed. taste better in our savory broth. vegetables!? no...soup! oh! soup! loaded with vegetables. packed with taste.
authorities say at least 39 people in been killed by snow, flooding and avalanches along the mountain's popular range of hiking trails. more than 300 people have been rescued since tuesday but no one really knows how many are still unaccounted for. derek van dam is standing by now with more on the current conditions there. we heard earlier from somebody who has actually hiked this trail. he said, listen, these trekkers should have known the storm was on its way and it was not unexpected. >> that's right. the meteorologists saw it ahead of time. it was the remnants of tropical cyclone hudhud that brought the moisture necessary for the snowfall to take place in the limb l himalayas.
the reason thousands come to this region in october is because the weather conditions are usually perfect, pristine for climbing the 7,000 plus meter mountain ranges. this is the latest satellite across the region. you can see that it is the middle of october and we have the clear weather across nepal and the himalayans. the weather forecast for katmandu from sunday to monday brings sunshine and above average temperatures. from the recent snowfall, you get the sun and recent temperatures. that could destabilize the temperatures on the mountains. when that snow did fall, we received about 200 to 300% above the monthly average for october in the himalayas. now we're going to switch gears. we're talking about a very unsettled weather pattern taking place across the british isles.
and to make matters worse we have the remnants of gonzalo that will trek eastward across the atlantic. that will bring us chances of rainfall. it's making landfall near st. john's, the capital of newfoundland. look how quickly it skips across the atlantic to the british isles. it's well clear of bermuda, waking up of course with the leftover damage associated with that storm. now as we look into the next 48 hours, this is actually the remnants of gonzalo making its way into scotland, ireland and the northern sections of the uk by tuesday. and wednesday, bringing lots of wind. that's the big factor here. and we also have a chance of rainfall. look at these wind forecasts over the next 48 hours. we're talking about significant gusts, around 70 kilometers per hour near glasgow and london. amara? >> derek van dam, thank you w. you're welcome. the race is on for a ebola
here's an update on the stories we're following this hour. coalition air strikes hit isis positions in the syrian town of kobani saturday. a kurdish fighter says city defenders are trying to flush out the militants. isis has been trying to capture and hold kobani for weeks. the world health organization says it will review its handling of the ebola outbreak in west africa in light
of some scathing criticism. an internal document leaked to the associated press describes the u.n. agency's initial response as botched and riddled with incompetence. and passengers on this cruise ship, including a woman linked or possibly linked to ebola will disembark in texas shortly. the carnival magic is set to dock in about ten minutes after cutting the cruise short. a lab technician who may have handled samples from a man who died of ebola is on board. she reportedly does not have the virus. canada is the latest country stepping in to help in the ebola crisis. starting this monday, the government plans to ship 800 vials of an experimental vaccine to the world health organization in geneva. the drugs will be distributed in the worst ebola infected
countries. in the meantime, president barack obama may ask for additional funding to help fight the outbreak. they've also spent more than $1 billion to help stem the disease in west africa. finding a vaccine for ebola is a top priority of researchers in the united states. brian todd got rare access to one facility outside of washington where the race is on. >> reporter: we've known about the ebola virus for 38 years. up until now, no vaccines have been able for public use. right now at this u.s. army facility outside washington, they're frantically testing a vaccine for the first time on humans. an urgent need to find a vaccine for ebola. in this u.s. army laboratory, vials like these contain the ingredients crucial in the race against the deadly virus. it's one of two ebola vaccines now being tested in the u.s. for the first time on humans. >> can the vaccine being tested stop this outbreak? >> it depends on how fast we can
get this particular product through the regulatory pathway so it can be used in efficacy-type trials. we have to establish it's sayre, colonel shawn remmick gave us access to the research facility. officials here say the side effects are minimal. experts say when ebola gets into the body, it often overwhelms the immune system, works too fast for the immune system to combat it. this vaccine is designed to speed up the immune system's ability to fight ebola. >> the majority of the studies we're looking at post-exposure, we also did some studies that looked at pre-exposure. we were given the vaccine, they were given the vaccine and then exposed. both of those were good results.
we are cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: but will it work in humans? >> to be very realistic, most medicines and vaccines even that look great in animals don't pan out in the long run. >> reporter: even as they rush these vaccines through trials, there are serious questions over why it's taken this long, even though we've known about the ebola virus since 1976, there are no approved ebola vaccines available to the public. why? experts say ebola outbreaks, until now, haven't been widespread enough. >> it's not on the order or it hasn't been, until recently, of a problem like malaria, hiv or tb in terms of how people have prioritized investment in vaccines. >> reporter: so when will this vaccine be ready? the doctor says they're pushing the testing protocol as fast as possible. he and other experts say even under the best of circumstances, the vaccine being tested here and at the national institutes of health may not be ready for public use for several months. they simply have to make sure
the vaccines are safe. brian todd, cnn, silver spring, maryland. >> thank you. let's take you to vatican city where pope francis is holding sunday mass. these are live pictures from there. a pretty large crowd filling up st. peter's square right now. and today, the pope is set to beatify one of his predecessors, pope paul vi. pope francis will formally close the meeting of catholic bishops that took place over the past two weeks. one topic of discuss, the role gays an lesbians play in the catholic church. it revealed some deep divisions within the church on this issue. cnn vatican xpont delia gallagher is live from rome. hi there, delia. you called this meeting a game changer. tell us why. >> reporter: well, one of the main things that has surprised people in the last two weeks is
that some of the bishops and cardinals have been so open in this new language toward gays. it's something we would not have seen two years ago under a different pope. it suggests under pope francis there are are bibishops and car that feel thcomfortable coming t with their different views. the gay and lesbian issue was raised in the last week. before that on the question of communion for divorce and remarried catholics, i've never really seen a time when cardinals have been will cog tom out in interviews and speak personally and pefshentally about their position. i think that was reflected in the vote last night on the final document, the two paragraphs which did not receive approval, receive the majority forum from the cardinals were on the gay
and lesbian issue and on kmon onfor divorced and remarried catholics. the interesting thing is, the pope's okay with all of this. he said last night in his closing speech for the sinid, that he would have been saddened and worried had there not been animated discussion. he said at the beginning of the synod, please speak freely. he said in his homily at mass, he's going to continue to move forward with these discussions. for the pope, this is all par for the course. he's okay with the divisions. he think it's part of the process. am amara? >> we should mention by the way a few moments ago, pope paul vi has officially been beatified by pope francis. before we talk about pope paul vi, let's talk about the significance of this meeting.
could this lead to something more? any kind of changes in the future? obviously, this was quite unprecedented. >> reporter: yes, this was a meeting in fact which is originally scheduled for next year and will happen next year. pope francis wanted to bring the bishops together this year to give them a year to think about some of these issues and to kind of get this all out in the open right now, amara and have a year to talk about it before next year's synod and next year's meeting will be the one which makes concrete proposals to pope francis that he will presumably decide on, if there are going to be any changes. so at the moment, we don't have any of those concrete changes. we'll be looking next year if the pope does indeed want to make any changes. he may not. he may want to hear where the bishops are going. if there are going to be changes, probably more on the side of divorced and remarried
catholics than anything on the side of the gay and lesbian issue. >> back to pope paul vi being beatified, tell us about his legacy. he was quite controversial, wasn't he? >> well, paul vi was the pope right after vatican ii which tried to bring the church into the modern well. some people are seeing parallels with pope francis. he is also the pope that wrote the document against contraception. some people in favor of paul vi, some not in favor. pope francis is a fan and he's beatifying him today. amara? >> delia gallagher, appreciate reports from rome. thank you very much, delia. nigeria says it is finalizing the details to secure the freedom of more than 200 kidnapped girls. up next, what boko haram may get in exchange for their release. plus, it's been up in space for two years but the air force
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for which we are assigning a high level of credibility. it was reported in the area of the pocono mountain east high school. the individual's description was consistent with frein and he was observed carrying a rifle. the individual's face was covered with mud, so a positive identification could not be made. a search of that area is ongoing as we speak. >> this man is suspected of killing one police officer and wounding another after a shooting at a barracks. in september, police say he had likely hiding in a wooded area in eastern pennsylvania. in nigeria, hope for more than 200 abducted school girls. the nigerian government says they've reached a cease-fire deal with the girls' kidnappers, boko haram. but as cnn's diana magnay reports, the supposed truce has many people skeptical. >> reporter: the detail on the girls' possible release are still pretty vague. officials with the nigerian government said they'll be
meeting again with boko haram operatives in chad next week to finalize the details. what we can expect, this will be a staggered process with a batch of girls being released initially rather than the whole lot in one go. presumably, what boko haram gets in return for this is a prisoner exchange of some sort. the nigerian armed forces have taken prisoner many a senior boko haram operatives and also the family members of militants. as to this cease-fire, the nigerian government says it's already in place in the three northern states where this islamist insurgency has been raging and millions have been displaced and thousands killed. but from local sources on the ground we heard yesterday alone, on friday, there were three separate incidents where gunmen believed to be boko haram raided villages, killed r eed residens
abducted more women and children. perhaps the message hasn't filtered down to the boko haram militants in the rural areas, but then again we haven't heard a message from boko haram itself about this supposed deal or at least not from a source trusted to represent the group. cnn and nigeria has also spoken to the parents of some of the kidnapped school girls who have expressed only cautious optimism about this deal. they say that after six months where they've heard very little they don't hold very much faith in president goodluck jonathan's attempts to broker a deal this time around. let's not forget he is currently about to re-announce his bid to run for president in february and of course he needs the release of these girls to boost his popularity. diana magnay, cnn, johannesburg. in a move not seen since the cold war, sweden has begun to mobilize its military around the waters of stockholm.
swedish ships, troops and helicopters are searching for, quote, foreign underwater activity in the baltic sea less than 50 clocker its from stockholm. according to the swedish military, about 200 military personnel are involved in this operation. this as tensions in the region have been ratcheting up after finland accused the russian navy of interfering with their ships. here's to a fascinating story, the u.s. air force's unmanned space plane is back on earth. there it is, the x-37b orbital text vehicle landed friday at california's vandenberg air force base. the military hasn't revealed details about its two-year mission. however, the secrecy has fueled a few different theories. jonathan mann spoke with miles o'brien. >> it's something the space community is fascinated by. it is in essence a scaled-down
version of what the space shuttle was in the sense that it's a reusable winged craft but it's obviously very different because the space shuttle could go to orbit for no more than about two weeks, 16, 17 days. a two-year mission is extraordinary. clearly it has capability for solar power. clearly you don't have to worry about supporting human beings. that changes the equation on keeping something aloft for so long. given the length of the mission, a lot of people are suggesting it probably is something the irair force is interested in using to create easily changeable, sort of modular, if you will, spy satellites. so spying seems to be the more logical conclusion in this case. >> spying on things in space or spying on things on earth, do you think? >> they're interested in what's going on on earth. if you think about it, if you have a particular conflict in a particular place, you may or may not have resources in orbit already that are capable of
getting the imagery that you want at that given moment. if you had a vehicle that you could launch quickly with sensors of various types, depending on what your situation is, that you could put in an ideal orbit to match a concern or conflict, this would be something that perhaps the air force is interested in. >> some people are thinking maybe it's a weapon, a space bomber. >> you know, i'm kind of skeptical of the space bomber idea. we have plenty of ways of delivering weaponry without having to go to this length to have a reuseable craft that comes back. we have icbms that can do awful things without having to use reusable craft. the space shuttle in the '70s was originally design as a partnership between the pentagon and nasa. the pentagon wanted it to easily put satellites in orbit, spy satellites primarily, and of course nasa had other reasons to
have it as well. with the shuttle retired, the air force kind of picked up the ball in this realm of the useable spacecraft. it's trying to keep the flame alive on this capability. >> as you're talking we're looking at infrared pictures of it landing at night which makes it look even more ghoulish and evil. what's strange is we're looking at any pictures at all. it's a sort of secret. we know about its science fictiony name, the x-37 b. they're letting us see images but not telling us anything about it. what do you make of the semisecrecy? >> it's this open secret, isn't it? presumably those who would be on the receiving end of those being spied by it or through it probably know more about it than we do in the intelligence communities around the world. i think the air force is, you know, constrained to not talk about it because it's the nature of spy satellites. after all, the space shuttle
during its era flew numerous missions that were completely classified. this is a realm that the military is used to and air force is used to. they're doing it without nasa this time. so there's this whole, you know, open and secret secret. >> secret. but that's not really such a secret. what is it? it's so hard to figure that out. it's fascinating, though, isn't it? just ahead, restoring british cinematic history. find out what will take to save some endangered classics. nly yoe a mouthbreather. well, put on a breathe right strip and instantly open your nose up to 38% more than cold medicines alone. so you can breathe and sleep. shut your mouth and sleep right. breathe right. ghave a nice flight!r bag right here. so you can breathe and sleep. traveling can feel like one big mystery. you're never quite sure what is coming your way.
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the head of the russian tennis federation is paying a very heavy price for what he says was a joke that was taken out of context. he's been banned by women's tennis association for a year after he referred to the venus and serena williams sisters as the williams brothers. he was speaking on a russian chat show when he made remarks. wta officials describe the comment as insulting and demeaning. in response, he was also fined $25,000, he apologized and insisted he men the no harm. he also added that he believes the whole affair doesn't deserve the attention it has received. the london film festival closes this weekend with the european debut of the brad pitt war movie "fury."
cnn we are told another effort is under way to save the british film archive. >> reporter: brad pitt's latest movie continues a tradition of films based on wartime encounters. this is one of its ancestors, produced more than 90 years earlier and telling the story of two naval battles in the south atlantic during the first world war. the silent film has been restored and rescored in time for a special screening at the london film festival to mark a pressure in the archive. it's one of the world's most important collections of film history and celebrates its 80th anniversary next year. but preserving and restoring the precious films is expensive. the bfi looks to covert partners for vital funding. >> we're so fortunate to support the institute to help them save their archives because this is
the history of british film and it's part of the culture and there are millions -- you need millions and millions to save all these amazing movies and films. and to remaster them. >> reporter: and surprisingly, that's a view shared among the film community. >> preserve the archive is massively important, i think. it's history. and being as we've got a fantastic archive, it would be criminal to let it go. >> obviously the original days used things that perish and need to be restored. even amazingly recent films you'd be astonished to know need restoration. the masters would have been in tin cans rotting away, let alone movies from the golden age of hollywood and the great age of european cinema and across the sideline the era. >> a huge part of our archive is based on nitrate film.
nitrate is quite dangerous. it's combustible. it will even burn under water. when it burns it generates its own oxygen. you need a designed place to put it in. if anything does happen and it explodes, it won't blow the whole lot up. >> reporter: it's a situation referenced in quentin tarantino's world war ii film "inglorious bastards." >> you couldn't bring a reel on to a streetcar. >> they're films aren't they? >> yes. >> they're flammable. >> reporter: nitrate film burns three times faster than paper. advances in technology means "fury" can easily be preserved for future generations. whether or not it should be remains with the audience, rather than the archivist. neil curry, cnn, london.
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