Category Archives: Films

Video: The Moment an Earthquake Destroys One of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches

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Egremni beach, Lefkada, Greece. Photo source: ©© Gichristof

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The moment that one of the world’s most beautiful beaches was destroyed this week was caught on camera. An earthquake, which was marked as 6.1 ‘strong’ on the Richter Scale, brought surrounding cliffs down onto the Egremni Beach in Lefkada, Greece…

Read Full Article and View Video, Daily Mail UK

Earthquake in Greece Transforms Sandy Beach Into Giant Dust Cloud, 6ABC

Escaping the Waves: a Fijian Village Relocates, a Video

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WATCH: Escaping the Waves: a Fijian Village Relocates, a Video featured on The Sydney Morning Herald

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Sailosi Ramatu, headman of Vunidogoloa in Fiji, takes us to visit his old home, one of the first villages in the world to relocate due to rising sea levels caused by climate change.

This is a story all too familiar across the Pacific and other low-lying communities around the world. While the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests that rising temperatures will cause some communities to seek refuge abroad, most displacement will occur within countries.

“When many understand climate change in concept but not through personal experience, this exhibit carries great weight…”

Read Full Article and View Video, The Sydney Morning Herald

Rising sea levels prompt relocations in Fiji, SBS News (02-01-2014)

A Video: Kiribati Conference: Voices From the South Pacific – Part II (11-19-2010)

2015 Plastic Pollution Coalition Video – Narrated by PPc Notable supporter, actor Jeff Bridges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwDq3WoO7V4

WATCH: A 2015 Plastic Pollution Coalition Video – Narrated by PPc Notable supporter, actor Jeff Bridges.Published on Youtube, August 29th, 2015.

“We cannot accept to be “plastic force-fed” anymore. We have the choice, and it is to refuse.
Supply follows demand, if demand stops, supply will… ultimately.”—SAF – Coastal Care

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Here’s How Much Plastic Ends Up In the World’s Oceans,The Time (02-13-2015)
Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans, it’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline…

Biodegradable Plastics Are as Persistent as Regular Plastics, Study Finds, Yale E360 (03-19-2015)
Plastics designed to degrade don’t break down any faster than their conventional counterparts, according to research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology…

Plastic pollution: When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”

Featured Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

Greenland Ice Loss: Follow the Water


Greenland 2014: Follow the Water, a Youtube Video, Uploaded By Yale Climate Forum, September-2014

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In Greenland, scientists who wish to understand ice loss, follow the water. Greenland mass loss is rising exponentially and leading to higher sea level rise…

Original Video And Learn More, Youtube

Video: “What the Earth Would Look Like if all the Ice Melted” Business Insider (04-08-2015)
As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the world’s major cities…

Earth Under Water – Worldwide Flooding | Sea Level Rise; A Video by ClimateState

Meet Rajeesh, The Man Who Has To Live With Our Plastic Pollution

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Thilafushi Kuni Gondu, Maldives. Photo source: ©© Hani Amir

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Imagine if you were confronted with overwhelming plastic pollution every single day.

That’s life for Rajeesh, the supervisor and resident of Thilafushi, an artificial “trash island” in the Maldives where 300 to 400 tons of trash are dumped every day…

Read Full Article and View Video, Huffington Green

Paradise Lost: Filmmakers Document the Maldives’ Trash Island, Weather News- Travel (10-06-2014)
It may be known as a tropical paradise, an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. But the traditional image of the Maldives hides a dirty secret: the world’s biggest rubbish island: Thilafushi.

Paradise lost on Maldives’ rubbish island, Guardian UK (01-02-2009)
It may be known as a tropical paradise, an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. But the traditional image of the Maldives hides a dirty secret: the world’s biggest rubbish island…

This Island Is A Toxic Bomb In The Center Of Paradise, Bloomberg News, (03-09-2013)
Hundreds of tons of solid waste and toxic material from Malé and luxury hotels on nearby islands are unloaded on Thilafushi every day.The amount of waste continues to grow as more and more tourists flock to the islands…

In Pictures: Maldives ‘rubbish island’ turns paradise into dump, Guardian UK
Thilafushi receives hundreds of tonnes of rubbish from other islands in the Maldives every day. Sixteen years ago it was an unspoilt coral reef…

Plastic Pollution, Coastal Care
“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”

“Midway.” A Love Story for our Time from the Heart of the Pacific”—By Chris Jordan, Midway Film

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WATCH: “Midway” A love story for our time from the heart of the Pacific”—By Chris Jordan, Midway Film

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A shocking film from Midway Island in the North Pacific Ocean, by Midway Film.

“Midway” Learn More

“© Midway: Message from the Gyre (2009),” from the Midway Series. (08-01-2010)
A photographic work, courtesy of © Chris Jordan, featured in Coastal Care.

Midway Journey II, An Environmental Tragedy Depicted (02-2011)
Five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, traveled to Midway Atoll to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures. But even more, they embarked on an introspective journey to confront a vitally relevant question: In this time of unprecedented global crisis, how can we move through grief, denial, despair and immobility into new territories of acceptance, possibility, and wise action?

Biodegradable Plastics Are as Persistent as Regular Plastics, Study Finds, Yale E360(03-19-2015)
Plastics designed to degrade don’t break down any faster than their conventional counterparts, according to research published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology…

Plastic Pollution / When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”

Xboundary: a Film about Extreme Pollution Risks by Open-Pit Mining in British Columbia and Threats to Wildlife and Economy


A Salmon Film By Ryan Peterson; Salmon Beyond Borders; on Vimeo

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An open-pit mining boom is underway in northern British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines — at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska — has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks posed to their multi-billion dollar fishing and tourism industries.

These concerns were heightened with the August 4, 2014 catastrophic tailings dam failure at nearby Mount Polley Mine in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed…

Mount Polley was 10 million cubic meters of waste water containing dangerous chemicals released in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed…

Xboundary: A Salmon Film By Ryan Peterson; Salmon Beyond Borders

Learn More: Xboundary – Defending Alaska & British Columbia salmon rivers from open-pit mining; By Ryan Peterson & Travis Rummel

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

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WATCH: Sand-Wars, Synopsis

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.

Learn More, Prix Gémeaux 2014

Learn More, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
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

Sand-Wars, Website

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

Sylvia Earle Wants New Doc ‘Mission Blue’ To Give You Hope For Our Oceans

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Dr. Sylvia Earle has spent more than 7,000 hours, nearly a year of her life, underwater. So when she says the oceans are in trouble, you listen.

“Misson Blue,” a new documentary released by Netflix, follows the 78-year-old Earle and her life as one of the country’s leading oceanographers, from her fierce defense of the sea to her charge to protect everything that lives within it…

Read Full Article, Huffington Green