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Global Habitat Restoration documentaries and Panel Discussion - Livestream

Three short documentaries about the success of Indigenous people around the world who are restoring their marine habitat. Enjoy three short films, then join filmmaker Gemma Cubero del Barrio and EOS Center's Habitat Restoration expert Dr. Kathy Boyer on December 3 at 6:30 PM PST for a panel discussion of the films and best practices for critical restoration work that includes everyone.

Our Atoll Speaks is a communal film poem about the vast environmental knowledge of Pukapuka/Nassau, an atoll in the Northern Group of the Cook Islands. This communal poem, developed from interviews with Pukapukans from 2015-2017, interweaves with stunning images of land, sky, and sea. Climate change and rising sea levels is the biggest threat to our island futures. Conservation practices developed over thousands of years have something to teach. This short documentary provides a visual metaphor for indigenous climate knowledge from the perspective of the atoll and her people.

Tahiry Honko - Mangroves are the forests of the sea. Adapted for salty conditions where the land meets the ocean, they provide essential ecosystem services to local people in the Bay of Assassins in Madagascar who are being dramatically affected by mangrove deforestation. Mangroves provide nurseries for fish, protection against large storms, and some mangrove forests can store up to 6 times more carbon per unit area than the Amazonian rainforest. Blue Ventures is working with locals to restore mangrove forests, increase carbon storage potential and provide sustainable livelihoods.

Kokoly is a short documentary film, produced by Blue Ventures, and supported by the Skoll Foundation and the Sundance Institute. It gives a snapshot into the life of Madame Kokoly, a Vezo fisherwoman from southwest Madagascar, as she carries out her daily tasks in and around the coastal waters near her home village. Through Madame Kokoly’s words, and those of other women in her community, we gain an insight into the heavy toll that overfishing and habitat destruction have taken on the Vezo people and experience the reality of their daily struggle for survival.

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Thursday, 12/03/20


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