Stories with Impact

Impact Award Winners Restoring Balance with Nature Earthbeat Challenge 2021

The Challenge looked for films which showcased actions on climate change, biodiversity loss and land restoration. For our Impact Award, judges looked for films with an important message which should be shared more widely to benefit both local communities and wider international audiences.  Winners received smartphone film kits and their films and projects are showcased below.

"Floods" reveals how destruction of Borneo’s rainforest in Indonesia, has degraded nature’s ability to manage the extreme impacts of climate change.

"Plastica Age" uses creative filming and performance in a powerful exploration of the impact of plastic waste on the marine ecosystem and communities in the Philippines.

"Trees for Mhondoro" shows how a Zimbabwean rural community are confronting the problem of severe land degradation caused by soil erosion.

"Dangar Chas" tells the story of the Bonda people in the hills of the Eastern Ghats in India, showing why we need to preserve the traditional food growing knowledge of indigenous people.

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The Impact Award is supported by Bertha Foundation.  The jury looked for stories and films which have an important message which they feel should be shared more widely to benefit both local and international communities.