KOKOTA (30 mins, Canada 2016)

Tells the story of Mbarouk Mussa Omar from a small East African Island called Pemba. ten years ago he visited a tiny neighbouring islet, Kokota. He was shocked by what he saw. Kokota was teetering towards collapse, climate change and local deforestation were the culprits. He desperately wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man from Pemba possibly do? Introducing viewers to a resilient people on the front lines of climate change. How these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island is inspirational. The film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts for change.