1. Mikono ya Wavuvi (In Fishermen's Hands)

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    ** Winner of the People's Choice Award at the Beneath the Waves Film Festival (2013) ** ** Runner-up for the Best Student Film Award at the American Conservation Film Festival (2013) ** ** Winner of the Best Short Film Award at the Grandin Theatre Film Festival (2013) ** Coral reefs are one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, and globally, millions of people depend on the resources they provide. In East Africa, along the coast of Kenya, fishing is often the only option for work, and as a result, communities are highly reliant on coral reefs for food and livelihood. This has resulted in increasingly degraded coral reefs, where very few fish remain and sea urchins take over. Consequently, some fishermen have identified a need for change. This has resulted in an exciting movement for the establishment of community-managed areas closed to fishing, locally called a ‘tengefu’, which is a Swahili term meaning ‘to set something aside’. This is a short film about marine conservation in Kenya and the struggle between fishermen saving the ocean or saving their livelihood. www.austinhumphries.com www.facebook.com/mikono.documentary Entire film shot on one GoPro 960 camera. Many thanks to the numerous fishermen that helped and allowed me to tag along on trips, most especially Collins and MacDonald. Also, thanks to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Tim McClanahan, Nyawira Muthiga, Caroline Abunge, James Mariara, and the entire CRCP staff. Editing and animation credit to Myles David Jewell; music credit to Jay McKay; writing and editing credit to Ross McDermott and David Setevie; materials credit to Susan Humphries.

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    • Mikono ya Wavuvi (In Fishermen's Hands) - Trailer

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      ** Winner of the People's Choice Award at the Beneath the Waves Film Festival (2013) ** ** Runner-up for the Best Student Film Award at the American Conservation Film Festival (2013) ** ** Winner of the Best Film Award at the Grandin Theatre Film Festival (2013) ** This is a short film about marine conservation in Kenya and the struggle between fishermen saving the ocean or saving their livelihood. www.austinhumphries.com www.facebook.com/mikono.documentary

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      • a day in the field as a PhD student studying coral reefs in Kenya = 30 sec

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        Common exchange: Friend (North American): "What's it like to live and do your research in Kenya?" Me: "Um....I don't know....probably pretty different I guess....it's hard to explain." Here's a (very) short glimpse. www.austinhumphries.com www.facebook.com/mikono.documentary Music credit goes to Professor Longhair. Additional footage by Emily Darling.

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