Restoring Hope

John Antonelli, Mill Valley Film Group | 2015 | 6 min.

2016 Official Selection

Jean Wiener is reviving his country’s drastically depleted marine life by restoring coral reefs, planting over a million mangrove trees and establishing the first Marine Protected Areas to combat deforestation and build coastal resilience. In a country plagued by extreme poverty and political instability, Wiener led community efforts to establish the Marine Protected Areas by empowering Haitians to see the long-term value in
sustainably managing fisheries and mangrove forests. Narrated by Robert Redford, Restoring Hope illustrates how an ordinary person can affect extraordinary change.

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