Chumbe Island Coral Park

Lucy Marcus | 2011 | 18 min.

2012 Official Selection

Chumbe Island Coral Park is a short video about an island in East Africa, off the coast of Zanzibar that has an eco-resort, which provides environmental education for local students. A ranger from Chumbe Island introduces a group of Muslim students to eco-architecture and rainforest ecology and also takes them snorkeling on the pristine coral reef. Many of these students have never seen a reef before and don’t know how to swim. The education program, supported by funding from the guest fees at the eco-resort, allows students to have wild learning experience emphasizing environmental issues and conservation.