Vey nou Lagon Ltd, Vanina Harel, Zara Currimjee
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Georgie is a professional fisherman, but he hopes for a better future for his children. Living off the lagoons of Mauritius is not sustainable anymore. While his father raised 11 children from working as a full-time fisherman, Georgie is the father of two and works three jobs to make ends meet. He understands the importance of a healthy ocean and urges the fisher community to work with policy-makers to protect their marine resources. In the voice of fishers, the film provides solutions for the sustainable management of Mauritian lagoons.
Filmmaker Q & A
What inspired this story?
We grew up on a paradise island, snorkeling, diving, and fishing in the most beautiful of backyards. However, we did not realize the value of it until we left Mauritius. Studying biology, we learned about the current threats to our oceans. Going back home every year on holiday, we witnessed the drastic decline in coral reef cover and the exponential increase of algae on our reefs. We decided to bring our filmmaking and environmental expertise together to tell the story of the Mauritian lagoons, Vanina is the filmmaker, Zara the ocean advocate.
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