This short documentary focuses around ATEC, an organization in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, that works to connect tourists with locals working in the industry. These locals are very concerned about the imminent destruction of their homes and lives, and the future of their children, due to laws that seem aimed to remove them not just from the Caribbean, not just from the coastline, but from the land entirely.

Find out more about the filmmakers, the subjects and Costa Rica at queseradelcaribe.actualitymedia.org

This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot with a Canon XA10 and a Canon 7D.

Director: Eric Barstow
Producer: Chris Eastman
Cinematographer: Alexei Shishkin
Editor: Tina Bradley

Actuality Media is on the ground with every student crew to oversee production of these short documentaries, providing the services of executive producer, production manager, location scout, additional editing, and whatever else is needed to complete the project.
We are more than a film study abroad program. Actuality Media is a service learning organization that takes students and young professionals abroad to create media on changemakers in developing communities around the world. Our films spread the word about nonprofits, NGOs and social entrepreneurs who are implementing innovative, new ideas to combat chronic social problems. Find out more about our work and adventures at actualitymedia.org

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