An island in the state of Louisiana is sinking. The Isle de Jean Charles, home to the tribe of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians, is a victim of climate change and environmental disasters caused by the oil industry. Having been awarded $48 million for their resettlement, they became the first American eco-refugees. Finding a territory for the entire tribe is not an easy task!
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Their situation foreshadows the logistical challenges we will be facing all around the globe in the coming decades. According to the United Nations, some 250 million people will be affected by rising water levels in the coming years ... Read an article here on the first American climate refugees!
"With his splendid images of landscapes and ravaged faces, Jean Pascal Bublex makes us realise that global warming does not only concern "those at the other end of the world". It's a challenge we must face here and now." - Pascal Galinier - Le Monde
Festivals and Awards:
2018: "Prix du meilleur scénario" (Award for Best Scenario), FILMAR Intl. Festival of films about the sea, Hendaye (France). March, 2018.