Great news for the team at our partner in Indonesia Yayasan Pesisir Lestari and everyone involved in the making of the short film Eight Arms That Unite Us! At the 19th Annual International Ocean Film Festival, the film won the award for Best Short Film.
About the film:
In Popisi on the Sulawesi coast of Indonesia, the Bajo people, who spend most of their time on the water, have learned sustainable ways to catch octopus while preserving the reef where they live. No more crowbars, poison and explosives to bag the eight-armed creatures, their main commercial catch. Instead, as a Bajo leader explains, together with other coastal villages, they have set up marine protected areas, seasonal no take zones, and areas for tourism and aquaculture.
The film is directed by Abdillah Intje.