Sand Wars

Denis Delestrac | 2013 | 52 min.

2015 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2015 John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award & Honorable Mention

This is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet’s reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world’s beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. Triggered by building construction, sand mafias plunder beaches and rivers for this highly prized commodity. Sand Wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand.