New short doc Dive Tierra follows 19 year old Yassandra, who emerges as a leader to save the reef that’s vital to the survival of her Colombian island. Just 1 kilometre off the coast of Cartagena, Tierra Bomba is home to 9,000 islanders, fed primarily from fishing off the Varadero reef. It’s delicate ecosystem is in constant threat from international shipping, foreign trawlers and ferries.
After learning to dive and studying Marine Biology, Yassandra raises awareness as she brings together the youth and the fishermen to protect their marine life. With stunning shots, this film co-directed by Joya Berrow & Lucy Jane (The Right to Roam) emphasizes the motive for more locals to connect with nature, providing necessary conservation towards a more secure future for their island home.
The film was edited by Laura Cairney-Keize, working alongside production company Odelay Films and commissioned by Adam Gee at Red Bull Media House. Laura said “This was a wonderful project to work on with The Right to Roam, I loved crafting together the traditional documentary storytelling with the more stylised dream-like sequences. It is always special being able to give a voice to a young woman who is striving to change her community for the better"