Changemakers in Costa Rica

  1. The Monkey Farm in Costa Rica is a volunteer-run non-profit that combines organic farming and permaculture with monkey rescue activities.

    Donation on http://themonkeyfarm.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themonkeyfarmcostarica

    Video: Baptiste Maryns
    http://baptistemaryns.wix.com/videaste

    Shot on Canon 600D

    Music: The Lumineers / Ho Hey

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  2. Punta Mona, Costa Rica

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  3. 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 at ateccr.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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  4. Stop motion animation with sand.
    Animation: Cesar Diaz Melendez.
    Company: The Martin Agency
    Voice: Anne Heche

    This 90-second video animated entirely in dirt tells the story of one graduate, Susana Fallas, who is helping communities turn their bio-pollution into an alternate energy source. Literally turning poop into usable energy.

    EARTH University is a non-profit university based in Costa Rica that specializes in sustainable agriculture and natural resources management. EARTH U offers students in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean the opportunity to learn to use the earth sustainably, creating stronger, healthier, more prosperous communities.

    You can watch the Making Of here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtyofk6pjY0

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  5. The possibility of oil exploitation has threatened the community of Talamanca, Costa Rica for many years. As one of the most biodiverse areas on this planet, its fertile land supports rich agriculture and a booming ecotourism industry. Petroleum companies cannot be allowed to pollute the fragile ecosystem upon which so many people depend. To not only combat the oil companies but also provide an alternative to petroleum, a group of leaders band together to form the Cooperativa de Talamanca Sostenible. Their journey to find a source of sustainable clean energy that benefits not only the environment but also the local community serves as an inspiration for communities around the world.

    Find out more at coopetalamancasos.com/

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

    Director: Alicia Haberman
    Producer: Amy Zhang
    Cinematographer: Elle Marsh
    Editor: Leandra Ruppersburg

    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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