Elalab is a small community located in an area of difficult access on the north coast of Guinea-Bissau.
It has 435 inhabitants living from fishing and rice production. For Felupes people - Elalab’s main ethnic group - this cereal represents wealth and autonomous livelihood.
In recent years, with the rainfall decrease and sea level rise, rice fields in Elalab have been flooded with salt water, threatening the soil fertility and the subsistence of people.
Zé is one of the characters of this village.
He never heard of global warming but he easily points out changes to the seasons and how it affects his everyday life.
He doesn’t understand why all this is happening. And so he asks us: “Why did it once rain so much and now it doesn’t?”
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production: Bagabaga Studios
promoted by: Monte - Organização Não Governamental para o Desenvolvimento
partners: AD / IBAP
sponsors: European Union // Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua
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