Kokoly, the unique and impactful short film created by Blue Ventures supported by the Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation, has won Best Short Film and Best in Category (Short) – Biographies at Naturetrack Film Festival 2020. This year’s festival took place virtually and featured a diverse selection of both short and feature-length films, showcasing the very best in natural history filmmaking from around the world.
Kokoly has featured at numerous film festivals throughout this year (many of which have been online due to the COVID-19 pandemic) amplifying the voices of the marginalised communities who rely on the ocean to survive. Kokoly and her community live on the frontlines of climate and ecological breakdown, and at this crucial time for our planet, sharing their story is one way to shine a spotlight on the issues affecting small-scale fisheries across the tropics and demonstrates the urgent need for Blue Ventures’ community-based conservation work to a wider audience.
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