Ghost Ponds

Amanda Sosnowski, Pedro Furtado, Charlie Dean, Maia Sherwood-Rogers, Jack Greenhalgh | 2021 | 12 min.

2022 Official Selection

In the farmland of England, a search and rescue mission is underway. A team is working to excavate land haunted by ghosts… but these are not ordinary ghosts… they are ghost ponds. Norfolk used to have a record number of ponds, but modern-day farming is burying England’s wetlands at an exponential rate. With a looming biodiversity crisis, a grassroots movement is reviving farmland ponds as an unexpected last hope to protect freshwater wildlife.

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