Environmental Films Help Save the Planet in St. Lucia

Published by Ocean Generation \ July 20, 2017 9:35 am

Environmental protection is no longer just a focus of professionally made documentaries or the subject of mainstream films. In this growing sphere of environmental awareness Ocean Generation decided it was time to get young people documenting their climate struggles first hand.

OG was invited to work with the young community of Micoud in St Lucia. As part of the local schools summer camp, we curated a week long course of ‘documentary lm making’ about our oceans. Offering new skills and education, we brought two experienced filmmakers to St. Lucia and took 60 youth out on beaches across the islands to document climate and pollution issues.

In small groups students filmed and edited short documentaries and have brought important environmental issues such as over fishing, recycling and seaweed invasion to the forefront of their local governments agenda.

“Working with these incredibly inspiring and enthusiastic children really opened my eyes to the ocean pollution here in St Lucia. We managed to document important and real footage through the eyes of this young community. We hope to replicate this programme across all other islands and communities to spread the word about ocean pollution”

— DAISY KENDRICK, Founder

Getting people to act to save the planet is a tough task, but hopefully you will be inspired to help after watching some of the St. Lucia clips.

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