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Kokoly: winner of the Red Earth Award at All Living Things Environmental Film Festival

Kokoly: winner of the Red Earth Award at All Living Things Environmental Film Festival
7
Dec

Blue Ventures’ short documentary film, Kokoly, which follows the story of Madame Kokoly, an octopus fisherwoman living on the frontlines of climate and ecological breakdown, has been selected as the winner of the Red Earth Award (Special Jury Mention) at this year’s All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALTEFF). The festival, which this year took place for 2020, aims to engage audiences in environmental and social issues through informed, creative and compelling films that showcase the beauty of our planet and raise the voices of communities around the world.

Madame Kokoly and her community rely on the ocean to survive and in recent years, have seen their environment change more rapidly than ever. At a crucial time for our planet, sharing stories like this through film shines a light on the issues small-scale fishers face, demonstrating the urgent need for conservation action that is grounded in the needs of the communities that are doing the least to contribute to climate change.

This year, Kokoly has also won Best Short Film and Best in Category (Short) – Biographies at Naturetrack Film Festival, and received an Honourable Mention at the Jackson Wild Media Awards.


Watch Kokoly

Find out what happened when Kokoly watched the final film with her family


A special thanks to… 

Madame Kokoly, her family, and the men and women of Velondriake

The Velondriake Committee

Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation

Paul Antion, Garth Cripps, Matthew Judge, Solontena Raivosoa, Emilienne Razanadrasoa, Avy, Ruth Leeney, Martin Muir, Jerry Rothwell, Adam Lavis


 

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