Galapagos: Trouble in Paradise
Released in 2003
A film by Bruno Vienne and Richard Wollocombe
Produced by Paul Cadieux and Estelle Mauriac
In the days and weeks that followed the 2001 shipwreck in the Galapagos Islands of the oil-tanker Jessica carrying over 250 000 gallons of crude oil, local population, assisted by the U.S. Coastguard and volunteers from around the world, laboured intensely to contain the oil spill. Extremely favourable winds and currents allowed for minimal damage. This dark threat succeed however in focusing international attention on this unique and fragile environment where species are known to exist with each other in ‘’perfect harmony’’. The film looks at the elements threatening this paradise on earth, recently officially registered as a World Heritage Site, and what should be done to protect and preserve it.
CANADA/FRANCE | 2003 | DOCUMENTARY, NATURE | 52 MINUTES
ENGLISH AND FRENCH AUDIO AND SUBTITLES