WATCH: “Let’s talk about sand: Denis Delestrac at TEDxBarcelona,” TEDxTalks, published on Youtube Nov.27, 2013.
Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac
Denis Delestrac made his debut in non-fiction filmmaking in 2001 and signed a number of hits including IMAX blockbuster “Mystery of the Nile” and “Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space”, his first feature documentary. His 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 his talk he explains us where sand comes from and where it ends up. Our perception is that the ressource sand will always be available for us but thanks to his investigations we realize that this is not true and that sooner or later we will be running out of sand – and consequently won´t have beaches anymore…
Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac
Is beach 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…? This investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “Sand Wars” have begun…
Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks: A UNEP Report, GEA March 2014