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In the Sado estuary in Portugal, seawater
flows fiercely through the veins of local peo –
ple. They’ve worked these waters for hun-
dreds of years, coexisting with the dolphins,
fish, and shellfish supported by the region’s
rich seagrass meadows. Then the big indus-
try arrived—bringing with it the devastating
practice of bottom trawling and its indiscrim-
inate scouring of the seafloor. In this film, we
follow Portuguese cooperative Ocean Alive
on its journey to protect this precious sea-
grass habitat from total destruction.

  • Regie: Arthur Neumeier
  • PT 2023, 11 min, OV
  • Friday, 20.10. 18:30 Uhr
  • AT-Premiere