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Island of Youth - Island of Change


Audience Awards

This video competed in
2018 Documentary Short Film Festival

A dazzling look into the beautiful underwater world and barely explored coral reef in the most remote part of Cuba. The film takes place in Cocodrilo, an isolated fishing village on the Island of Youth, where locals struggle to survive and protect their relatively unknown reef. Three-hundred determined villagers, that face significant global challenges, are trying to transition to sustainable livelihoods and ecotourism. Join award-winning underwater filmmaker Ziggy Livnat as he speaks with villagers and conservation experts about how the community and marine life can survive. Livnat shares with us extraordinary footage from his dives in this remarkable and secluded jewel of the Caribbean.