WINNER - 'Best Film', 2013 New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, Endangered Ecosystems Category, New York, USA
SECOND PLACE, 2013 Cor3 Festival, Green Shorts Category, Roatan, Honduras

Located north of the Honduran mainland along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, Utila is the smallest of the Bay Islands, and one of the cheapest places globally to obtain a PADI Scuba Diving certificate. For the last couple of decades, tourism has played an invaluable role in the island's economic growth, which has sadly spearheaded environmentally unsustainable infrastructure development and mangrove destruction. Although once plentiful, the island's mangroves have recently been clear-cut to only eight square kilometres, and continue to be destroyed daily. In the Land of the Swamper examines the extent to which over-development in the sector is responsible for the drastically declining population of the island's endemic black spiny-tail Swamper Iguana specie. Living in the black mangroves on the island, and facing extinction due to habitat loss/fragmentation and poaching, the Swamper Iguana has been assessed as a critically endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In the Land of the Swamper features interviews with leading conservationists and showcases current NGO initiatives, while discussing the immeasurable importance of all mangrove ecosystems globally.

In the Land of the Swamper is a side initiative of the Postcards from Utila Feature Documentary Film. For more information: postcards-from-utila.com

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Postcards from Utila

Maja Zonjic

Welcome to the Postcards from Utila Vimeo Channel! Here, our film crew shares our film progress, initiatives, and sometimes funny moments.

For film and crew updates, like our Facebook page: facebook.com/PostcardsFromUtila or follow us on Twitter @PostcardsFilm

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Welcome to the Postcards from Utila Vimeo Channel! Here, our film crew shares our film progress, initiatives, and sometimes funny moments.

For film and crew updates, like our Facebook page: facebook.com/PostcardsFromUtila or follow us on Twitter @PostcardsFilm

Crew:
Maja Zonjic, Director and Producer
Coco Flower, Director of Photography
Roop Gill, Editor
Emilio Guim, Original Score and Music design
Andrea Martínez, Utila Production Coordinator
Steven Clayson, Utila Production Coordinator
Gunter Kordovsky, Utila Production Coordinator
Ian Drysdale, Roatán Production Manager
Alec Lister, Underwater Cinematographer
Rey Chavez, Camera Assistant
Sinead O’Leary, Production Assistant
Sean Clifford, Production Assistant
Special thanks to our film participants: Pamela Ortega, Christianne Etches, Giacomo Palavicini, Armando Mondragón, Tomás Garcia, Captain Seth Escobar, Maya Pedersen, George Jackson and Herman Howell.

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