Who We Are & What We're Doing
My name is Marcelina Cravat and I am directing an important documentary film called Angel Azul that addresses the serious threats currently facing the world's coral reefs with particular focus on the Mesoamerican Reef located off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Producing this film are Kath Delaney and Erik Johnson. The film follows the inspired work of eco/sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor who casts cement statues from live human models and installs them on the ocean floor in an underwater museum which over time grows into coral reefs! These artificial reefs serve many functions. They aggregrate fish, provide homes for other forms of marine life, provide a substrate for coral, act as a barometer for pollution in the surrounding water and help provide a reprieve for the natural reefs that are struggling from over use. The very distinguished Peter Coyote will be narrating our film! We are still pinching ourselves over that one!
Why We Are Doing This
Because the situation is so dire, and because there is such a short window of time to try and save one of the ocean's most important and dying ecosystems, we are intent on promoting awareness and inspiration for individuals to act. Information will be delivered through the expertise of scientitsts and professionals in the field of marine conservation. This includes the director of the Ecological Center in Akumal, Paul Sanchez-Navarro who works tirelessly to protect the precious Akumal Bay where sea turtles have been coming since forever to lay their eggs, and marine biologist Dr. Thomas Goreau, President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance. The many causes effecting the die-off of the reefs at such startling rates and solutions that could reverse this will be explored in our film.
Where We Are
Tokens of Thanks
Tokens of thanks will be offerred for donations of any size. We are very grateful for monetary contributions to pay for the completion of Angel Azul and present it to viewers around the world, but we are also grateful for spreading the word. This means sharing the project with friends that might not have occasion to learn about it, and to also give thought to ways that we as individuals could reduce our carbon footprint so that we protect the precious resources that are so strained and so necessary to our existence.