Selected Film

Reef People

"Reef People" is a captivating short documentary that illustrates a parallel between two unique locations in Colombia: the San Andrés and Providencia archipelago in the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Tribugá on the Pacific coast of the country. Through coral reefs and vast landscapes, the documentary delves into an essential theme: the importance of listening to local communities in decision-making that affects their territories. The film sheds light on the deep relationship between humans and the sea, emphasizing the crucial role they play in preserving their environment and in their efforts to maintain their traditions and ecosystems. "Reef People" serves as a powerful reminder of the vital role that local communities play in protecting their natural and cultural heritage and invites viewers to listen to the voices of two distant territories, yet with similar realities when facing the challenge of preserving their past, present, and future.

Duration: 00:27:00
Country of Origin: Colombia
Language: English, Spanish

Director(s): Mariana Rivera, David Betancourt


Producer(s): Colombian Ocean Commission

Key Cast:

Other Credits: Photography: Mariana Rivera, David Betancourt, Maria Andrea Parra, Pablo Mejia, Juan Camilo Mora; Sound Design: Felipe Ortega