Island Reach Videos
Island Reach films serve various working purposes, Most are made with community participation for local screening and to support local initiatives or share stories about lessons learned. Others reach across distance and difference seeking recognition and reciprocity amongst international partners and activists.
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Produced for the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network and screened across Glasgow during the climate talks, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland 2021
The 4 minute version of the film described immediately below.
This film documents the emerging role played by women in natural resource management and environmental decision-making as part of Wan Smolbag's Vanua'tai Resource Monitors Network. Their participation in the Vanua'tai network as environmental stewards and agents of change is inspirational. These women serve as models for women in conservation and communities across the Pacific region and beyond.
This video features conservation leaders, community activists, and government experts from Vanuatu sharing their experience and knowledge with fellow Ni-Vanuatu. Designed as a resource tool for communities who are responding to climate change, economies of scale, and population pressures, it addresses food security, natural resource use, and the importance of community managed conservation areas.
In October 2017, Island Reach organized a workshop for women Vanua'tai from Torba Province. The workshop was part of a larger grant-funded project from CEPF/ICUN to catalyze a women's network of resource monitors across Vanuatu.
Coral reefs in Vanuatu have suffered from Crown of Thorns infestations, coral bleaching events, and overfishing. In August 2017, Island Reach partnered with renowned coral scientist Dr. Austin Bowden-Kerby to deliver 3 workshops around Vanuatu on coral restoration techniques. This video documents the workshop in Southwest Bay.
Partnering with Vanuatu Climate Action Network, with funding from OXFAM in Vanuatu, IR produced this film on Women's Leadership and Climate Action in Vanuatu.
On the east coast of Vanua Lava, in Torba Province, Vanuatu, the community has established a protected area for turtles to feed on seagrasses. This drone-video captures the stunning coastline and the great number of turtles that come here to feed. The area is overseen by Vanua-tai Resource Monitor and Chairman of the Vanua Lava Environment Network, Chief Alphonse Yemen.
Organic Gardening techniques for climate change adaptation in Vanuatu are presented by a local farmer from Nguna Island and by the Torba Provincial Agricultural Officer.
A short video shot on the east coast of Tanna Island about traditional knowledge and community marine conservation
The community of Worasiviu is facing significant coastal erosion due to reef subsidence, caused by factors including climate change, Crown of Thorns infestations, and overfishing. This film highlights social impacts and the community's efforts to respond.
Island Reach's first music video! Featuring Mota Lava's Pillar of Fire Bamboo Band with lyrics by IR's Willie Kenneth, the song address climate change impacts and community adaptations.
This video documents a training program for Vanuatu’s village-level climate change and resource management champions. Funded by the ADB-Coral Triangle Initiative in collaboration with ANZDEC, the program provided participants with peer-to-peer mentoring and onsite training by experts from SPC-GIZ, Nguna-Pele Marine & Land Protected Area Network, the Govt. of Vanuatu, and Island Reach. Serves as a complementary video to the Trainers of Trainers below.
This video is distributed among Vanua-tai trainers across the archipelago as a training film that features community assessment methods, conservation activities, and high-energy motivation.
Bislama with English subtitles 24 min.
Cyclone Pam in March 2015, followed by a severe El Nino, led to a water crisis for the people of Vanuatu. Here, the people of Buninga Island share their dramatic experience. This video follows up on the Buninga Water Security Project video produced by Island Reach in 2014 as part of our collaboration with Live & Learn Vanuatu.
An energetic short that shows COT injections.
Island Reach working with the Vanua-tai and communities of the Maskelyne Islands on COT removal from the reef.
This video documents Vanuatu "climate warriors" and the ceremonial launch of a traditional canoe which joined a flotilla of boats from 12 Pacific Island nations that traveled to Australia to protest the expanding coal industry.
On NW Malekula island three villages come together to launch the Napi Nata Lili Environment Network. Together, these communities have set aside vast areas of marine and coastal habitats as protected areas. Island Reach was honored to be part of this celebration and to document this special ceremony.
Made for the Nguna-Pele Marine and Land Protected Area, this early IR video shows how the communities are integrating reef management and ecotourism.