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Aamakaar - The Turtle People
In Kolavipalayam, a small fishing village in Kerala, southern India, the survival of rare Olive Ridley turtles, and of the people themselves, become intertwined when a sand mining operation starts devouring the estuary and shore they depend upon. Director, Surabhi Sharma, tells their story in this award-winning film. ... more

Coral Triangle
Dynamited, poisoned, quarried and sold, the coral reefs surrounding the 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines are being badly damaged. Directed and produced by Lenora Carey, Coral Triangle, a 52-minute documentary film, assesses the pressures put on the country's most valuable resource by a population of 58 million. ... more

Coral Reefs
Thriving in nutrient-poor water, one reef may support over one hundred different colourful species of coral, as well as a wide variety of fish which feed on the algal turf covering the porous reef structure. Yet in recent decades this precious resource has become increasingly threatened. ... more

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