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FILMS & VIDEOS


“The Beauty of the Mangroves”
This film is shot entirely in north Bimini, Bahamas. Every piece of footage was shot in an area that is currently threatened.The people of the island are working very hard to have the area turned into a marine protected area. The mangroves of north Bimini protect the island from hurricanes and provide the abundance of ocean life that the islanders depend on for tourism and food. By Dennis Zaidi.

“Canción Gamba chunga manglar tumba”
Responsible consumption reggae rhythm Ecologists in Action presents his new song Chunga Gamba – Mangrove Tomb, dedicated to coastal communities suffering the expansion of intensive aquaculture shrimp (also known as prawns, or shrimp in several Latin American countries). An uplifting video in Spanish from Ecuador.
View on YouTube.

“Cheap Shrimp, Hidden Costs”
An investigative video into the Thailand shrimp industry.  Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of shrimp.  Here over 60% of the mangroves have been cleared for shrimp farms, reefs have been turned into underwater wastelands, and reports of forced labor are prevelant. View the video at
International Reporting.

“Climate scientists urge protection of coastal ecosystems”
Climate scientists in the United States are calling for greater protection of coastal ecosystems following a study that shows them to be major absorbers of CO2. They say the destruction of systems like mangrove swamps, may release more than one billion tonnes of carbon into atmosphere every year and contributes significantly to climate change. Ben Gruber reports for Planet Ark.

This photo story explains the implementation process of MAP’s Ecological Resource Restoration (EMR) demonstration site in Talay Nok Village in Ranong Province, Thailand.   MAP staff worked closely with community members to restore by hand digging an abandoned shrimp pond back to mangroves including some Nypa Palm seedling planting.
Running time: 10 min / 2009 

“Education in the Mangroves”.
Photographer and videographer Sean Gallagher, travels to South-East China to report on a project aiming to save the remaining pockets of mangroves in China, on assignment for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

“Grinding Nemo”
The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) and Swedwatch present a film about reduction fisheries, the fisheries that grind perfectly fine food fish to fishmeal in order to supply the growing aquaculture industry.
Watch the video on youtube or read the report.

“Hal In the Mangroves”
( with “the mangrove rap” at the end! )
Hal Wallis visits Thailand’s mangroves and finds out about their vital role in the environment and about efforts to preserve and restore them.
Watch on youtube.

“Hope in a Changing Climate”
By John Dennis Liu.

“It’s All A Lie!”
A film on the shrimp farm industry in Brazil and its negative effects on local communities.  Portugeuse with English subtitles
“James Cook University – Mangrove Watch”
The Daintrees hidden coastline, an Earthwatch expedition on youtube.
“Mangrove Restoration in Asia”
Video describing an international project funded by the German government and coordinated by the Global Nature Fund to help restore Asia’s lost mangroves. View on YouTube.
 Mangroves: The Roots of the Sea“.
This film can be found online on the
Science Bulletins website or on youtube.
To obtain a copy of the film or for additional information, contact the
Science Bulletins department.
“Mangrove Rebirth”  A short video on the rehabilitation programme in one of the most scenic and remote corners of Indonesia’s vast archipelago. The Mangrove Action Project is working to restore some of the 70 per cent of mangrove forests that have been lost to pollution, shrimp farming, and logging.
Marvelous Mangroves Workshops
For Teachers – CHINA
View on youtube.
 
“Murky Waters Shrimp Farming in Bangladesh”
The corrupt practices, human rights abuses, and environmental degredation caused by the shrimp industy exposed.


“One Prawn Left” 
Short documentary on prawns by Chris Cook.
Watch on youtube.

“Question Your Shrimp” Campaign is working to gather support from restaurants, chefs, retailers, & consumers who are pledging not to serve or buy unhealthy imported shrimp.
English version , Espanol version
Francaise version , Portuguese version
Selling Indonesia’s Coast for Cheap Prawns and Profit
The Ecologist Film Unit (Jim Wickens) article now online via The Ecologist.
“Slavery Behind Our Seafood”
The Ecologist Film Unit (Jim Wickens) article now online via The Ecologist.

“The Story of Cap & Trade”
Is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution – emissions trading – on the negotiating table at Copenhagen and in other capitals. Hosted by Annie Leonard.

“Sundarbans: Nature’s Bioshield”
In this film sustainability adviser and author Tony Juniper, environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev, and lead scientist with The Nature Conservancy Dr M Sanjayan reveal the wildlife this strange and magical forest supports and explore the hidden strengths that make it such an effective coastal defence.
“Swamp Tigers From the Sundarbans”
is a 6 part film series on youtube.
The Tiger (Panthera tigris), a member of the Felidae family. Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, the tiger is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore.
“Thai Shrimp Industry Exploits Workers to Satisfy Global Appetite”
The world–especially the U.S.–wants cheap shrimp. For the $1 billion plus shrimping industry in Thailand, fulfilling this desire comes at the expense of workers. Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on the abusive working conditions in the Thai shrimping industry, including corruption, human trafficking and violence.
“This Is A Mangrove” 
The Mangrove Action Project was one of 10 finalist at the Savannah Ocean Exchange Navigator Awards competition and represented by Alfredo Quarto, MAP’s Executive Director. This short promotional video clip was produced for MAP as part of our entry in 2011.
“Threatened Waters” 
A video series on China’s wetlands by Sean Gallagher.  China’s wetlands cover some 65 million hectares, ranking first in Asia and representing ten percent of the world’s total wetlands. A quiet crisis is occurring however as these important waters are quickly disappearing.
“Young Voices on Climate Change”
Is a Film Series featuring young people who are making a difference! They are shrinking the carbon footprint of their homes, schools and communities. You, too, can do something about global warming!
“Voices From the Mangroves” 
About the mangrove forests and shrimp industry in Indonesia.
Video part 1
Video part 2
“Wetlands 5 Mangroves”
Since the end of World War 2, the world has lost approximately 50% of its mangroves, as a result of destruction by humans for coastal developments. In Guangdong Province, education is being used to combat mangrove destruction in China.
“MAP Community Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration” The MAP CBEMR Method prioritizes the restoration of the natural hydrology of disturbed areas with a focus on local community participation. De-emphasizing capital and labor intensive direct hand planting, MAP applies a broader, less expensive, and more effective restorative approach. Restoring an area’s natural hydrology will, in many cases, allow ‘Nature’ to restore the mangroves via tidal ebbs and flows, transporting mangrove propagules (seeds) for the natural regeneration of a bio-diverse and healthy forest wetland.

A six-month Guardian multimedia investigation has, for the first time, tracked how some of the world’s big-supermakets, Tesco, Aldi, Walmart and Morrisons, are using suppliers relying on slave labour to put cheap prawns on their shelves. Slavery is back and here’s the proof.Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

Warning: some may find elements of this film distressing.
View MAP related video material on MAP’s YouTube profile.

RADIO

NPR News: Drama Amid Indonesia’s Disappearing Mangroves
Radio program about mangrove loss problems and conservation benefits in Indonesia with regards to coastal protection and climate change.