“Sand Wars” Won At The 29th Gémeaux Awards, Canada

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Sand-Wars won the PRIX GEMEAUX Award for Best Documentary in the Nature and Sciences category, at the Academy of Canadian and Television, which promotes, recognizes and celebrates Canadian cinema and television.

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ACCT is home of the Genie Awards, Prix Gémeaux and Gemini Awards, which promotes, recognizes and celebrates Canadian cinema and television.

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac, Produced by Rappi Productions and La compagnie des Taxi-Brousse;

Sand: Most of us think of it as a complimentary ingredient of any beach vacation. Yet those seemingly insignificant grains of silica surround our daily lives. Every house, skyscraper and glass building, every bridge, airport and sidewalk in our modern society depends on sand. We use it to manufacture optical fiber, cell phone components and computer chips. We find it in our toothpaste, powdered foods and even in our glass of wine (both the glass and the wine, as a fining agent)!

Is sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations?

Based on encounters with sand smugglers, barefoot millionaires, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous real estate developers and environmentalists, this investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “SAND WARS” have begun…

Sand-Wars / Le Sable: Enquête sur une Disparition: Film Documentary Worldwide Première: Tuesday May 28th, on: ARTE TV / France

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Le Sable, Enquête sur une Disparition (diffusion Mardi 28 mai) – Société et culture, ARTE TV
A la fin du XXIème siècle, toutes les plages auront disparu. Tel est le constat alarmant que posent de nombreux scientifiques et ONG.« Le Sable, enquête sur une disparition » est un éco-thriller d’investigation qui révèle la bataille méconnue que se livrent entrepreneurs, contrebandiers, écologistes, politiques et populations locales : l’exploitation du sable.

Let’s Talk About Sand: Denis Delestrac At TEDxBarcelona
Denis Delestrac latest feature documentary, “Sand Wars” is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand! In this TEDxBarcelona talk, he explains us where sand comes from and where it ends up…

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Sand Wars: Environment Award 2014 Winner At The 11th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care