A film Explores Curaçao’s effort to become a Caribbean haven for coral
After months of reporting and planning, a frenetic week of filming in March, and many long nights in the editing suite, 10 Pace University communication students, with guidance from Prof. Maria Luskay and me, have completed “Curaçao’s Coral Challenge – Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea.”
The film had its premiere on May 12 the Jacob Burns Film Center, in Pleasantville, N.Y., and will be soon be broadcast onTeleCuracao.
The 25-minute documentary outlines how this Caribbean island nation, tucked a few dozen miles from the South American coast and long a refining hub for Venezuelan oil, is struggling to expand tourism but do so without degrading a prime asset drawing visitors — its coral reefs.
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By Andrew Revkin
For the New York Times