KOKOTA: THE ISLET OF HOPE

KOKOTA: THE ISLET OF HOPE

    Price: $250.00

    Code: 2556
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Craig Norris
    2017, 29 minutes
    Purchase: $250 | Classroom rental: $99
    Optional Closed Captions


    Our ability to adapt is only limited by our ability to learn.

    Mbarouk Mussa Omar is from a small East African Island called Pemba. Nearly ten years ago he visited a tiny neighboring islet called Kokota and was shocked by what he saw. Kokota was teetering towards collapse, and Mbarouk knew climate change and deforestation were the culprits. He desperately wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man from Pemba possibly do?

    Kokota: The Islet of Hope tells the story of Mbarouk's quest to help Kokota. This documentary introduces viewers to resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and tells the story of how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island. This inspirational film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts.

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    Festivals & Awards

    WINNER - 2017, Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability, DC Environmental Film Festival
    WINNER – 2017, Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation Film Award, Zanzibar International Film Festival
    WINNER - 2016, Best Canadian Short Film, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto, ON
    WINNER - 2016, Best Cinematography,Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax NS


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