Next stop: Reef Conservation in Curaçao
Pace University’s award-winning documentary production course continues its focus on the environment this spring. The course, created by
Professor Maria Luskay some 15 years ago, has made films about efforts to conserve natural resources since 2011, when she was joined by the veteran New York Times journalist Andrew Revkin, the Pace Academy Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding. Now, we are heading to Curaçao, an island near Venezuela that, so far, has
maintained the health of its coral reefs despite its booming industry and tourism. The film will focus on the efforts of marine scientists at the Carmabi Research Institute to foster a culture of conservation in coastal fishing communities and land developers. Read this Carmabi report on the island’s reef conditions for starters. This blog will track the filmmaking process, as well as relevant news from Curaçao, as we go from pre-production through our busy week of shooting in March and on through the final sprint to the premiere at the
Jacob Burns Film Center on May 12 (a public event).