A STIRRING DOCUMENTARY ON OCEAN-RELATED ISSUES: ILLEGAL FISHING, OVERFISHING, CLIMATE CHANGE… SO MANY TOPICS THAT MAKE US THINK AND ACT.
The Nomads Surfing team, accompanied by Laurent and his son Jérémie, passionat about surfing, set off to a tropical island, a remote paradise with incredible waves. Despite its isolation, the island is not spared from pollution and climate change which impact biodiversity and local communities.
The surfers aim to contribute to the conservation of the seabed in this marine reserve being made and to quench their thirst for riding.
In terms of surf, the swell is long overdue, but they do not yet know how transformed they will come out from this trip through their meetings and the discovery of an exceptional but threatened nature.
The Philippines, true jewels of South East Asia, is a country with more than 7,000 islands. The Filipino way of life is therefore intimately linked to the ocean and its resources on which most of the population depend.
Resources today greatly threatened by the intensive fishing, the use of illegal techniques such as dynamite or cyanide, but also the rise in temperatures and the acidification of the oceans which have a considerable impact on the high-speed destruction of corals.
THE MARINE RESERVE
The Banua Marine Reserve is located on an island off Coron on the west coast of the Philippines. It is the land of the Tagbanuas, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the archipelago, direct descendants of the first Filipino men, their island-oriented ocean lifestyle makes them a unique community.
This pristine island boasts exceptional tropical flora and fauna. We observe dugongs, turtles and Manta rays among many other underwater treasures.
However, this fragile balance is now being undermined. The Tagbanuas and Scott, the founder of the association, fight daily to protect this sanctuary. The success of their project will condition the future of this setting.