KURUWITU: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE


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Kuruwitu tells of a fishing community on Kenya’s coast that declared a no-fishing zone in an effort to halt the total destruction of their marine resources. Come learn how overfishing can be combated, and of the remarkable ecological renewal, like a domino effect, that occurs once mankind promises to stay out of the way.


  • Date: 08/17/2019 12:00 PM
  • Location: Hennessy's Upstairs, 25 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108 (Map)

Description

Kuruwitu:  Between a Rock and a Hard Place shows a traditional fishing community on Kenya's Kuruwitu-Vipingo coast, north of the port city of Mombasa, that declared a no-fishing zone along their stretch of coastline in an effort to bolster fish numbers through providing safe breeding grounds and create opportunities for marine and beach tourism in their area. Following their progress over a period of two years, we see a remarkable revival of the coral reefs, positive results for the local fishermen fishing in waters near the no-take zone, and other communities from along the coast coming to learn how they can do the same in their area. A story of a community coming together to make a difference and showing how natural environments can recover, given the necessary protection, and subsequently how these areas can benefit people too.  

Come learn how overfishing can be combated, and of the remarkable ecological renewal, like a domino effect, that occurs once mankind promises to stay out of the way.

This film was produced by the African Environmental Film Foundation.

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This is a FREE event, no registration required.