Galen Brown | Canada / Belize | 23 mins | Short Documentary | 2016 | English
SYNOPSIS:In the small village of Placencia, Belize, recent road access has meant a boom in tourism and general rise in population.
With little land available for development, some have started to remove mangrove forests and fill the area in to create their own. Those who have lived in Placencia their whole lives understand the importance of mangroves to coastal ecosystems, how they filter run off from the mainland, provide nursery habitat for juvenile fish and buffer storm energy from sweeping away land, and are pushing for the government of Belize to declare the lagoon a protected area.
Awards: Yosemite Film Festival – Winner 2013 (ZIWAs) 2015
Director and Executive Producer: Galen Brown
Production Manager: Monica Gutierrez
Production and writting: Sara Daniels
Edited by: Galen Brown