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Film locations france, india, indonesia, maldives, morocco, singapore, usa fl, nc, ca, united arab emirates, united kingdom written and directed by denis delestrac. Riversandmountains, by denis delestrac s excellent documentary film, sand wars. Denis delestrac directed this documentary, which was released in 2014, that demonstrates that a lot of things have changed since those lazy days of yore. Magic sand is a pixel game to let you get a special painting. Sand wars takes us around the world as it tracks the contractors, sand smugglers and unscrupulous property developers involved in the new gold rush, and meets the environmentalists and local populations struggling to reverse the threat to the future of this resource that we all take for granted. Beauty, challenges, ingenuity, and horrors science. He is best known for creating featurelength investigative documentaries.
Our roads, bridges, airports, buildings, glass, cosmetics, computer chips and much more are basically made of sand. The theatrical documentary examines the origins and todays reality of the militarization of space. Rural folk stall auction of sand mining permits mumbai news. Threequarters of the worlds beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. Click on each photo to see a closeup file downloads. Sand wars presents a sobering look at how economic, ecologic, and social forces are combining to put a serious dent in the underappreciated resource that is sand. Years of living dangerously premiered on showtime, april. Sand wars takes us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand. Ecothriller sand wars denis delestrac, documentary, 52 min. Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or sand mafias, plunder beaches and.
A classic in documentary filmmaking, it triggered international public debate, changed laws and reached an audience of over 120 millions viewers worldwide. Some geopolitical pundits predict that future wars will be fought over water, a commodity necessary to the survival of all species, and a commodity that we take for granted, sand. Sand wars film premiered in paris, in its french version. In the first episode of years of living dangerously, a lavish ninepart us documentary series about the role humans play in climate change, actor don cheadle heads for droughtstricken texas. Sand wars takes us around the world as it tracks the contractors, sand smugglers and unscrupulous property developers involved in the new gold rush, and meets the environmentalists and local populations struggling to reverse the threat to the future of this resource taken for granted. Houses, skyscrapers, bridges, airports, sidewalks, computer chips, even many cosmetics are basically made of sand.
Sand wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed and stolen natural resources on the planet. It was quite an eyeopener for me and i feel very privileged to have worked with denis. Click on sand mining to download the application for inclusion of sand mining in the agenda of the. In 2012 french director denis delestrac made a documentary called sand wars about the impact of the lack of construction sand. Jsr is a passionate, talented and prolific film, television, and games composer based in montreal, quebec who has also scored countless award winning commercials.
Sand wars special film screening with director denis. Long out of print, the sand wars is charles ingrids classic saga of military science fiction. I was inspired, in part, to write my poem, shanshui. Nov 27, 20 denis delestrac made his debut in nonfiction filmmaking in 2001 and signed a number of hits including imax blockbuster mystery of the nile and pax americana and the weaponization of space.
Although sand is renewable over geologic time scales, as mountains grind down and their remains run into the ocean, dams whether used for hydroelectric power, water supply, or flood. Sand wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand. Most of us see sand as a free material, a staple of holidays spent on the shore, in unlimited supply. Sand is in such high demand, people are stealing tons of it. While water, sand, salt and oil are falling, use the source from magic box to draw to. In an audacious investigation, freightened reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipment. In a tedxbarcelona talk called lets talk about sand, delestrac introduces the complex subject of beach sand, including erosion and. Sand wars conveys knowledge and facts very well, makes the impact of human activities on our planet clear and includes many empirical examples. Dams and demand for sand threaten world beaches terra central.
Denis delestrac had come home to barcelona, having wrapped up a documentary. His films focus on the ecological, social, and political impacts of natural resources. Sand wars in sand wars, a superb, frenchmade documentary directed by denis delestrac, a geologist explains that. On a sunday afternoon, he decided to enjoy the weather and recharge his batteries by taking a long walk on the beach close to his home, where he had strolled many times. But what will be the consequences of sand extraction on the environment and life on the planet.
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For 1 or 3 year licensing with educational tools visit kanopy here. Sand wars is an investigative documentary about the most consumed natural resource on the planet. Comprehensive source of movie photos, lobby cards, multimedia and other information. Film screened sand wars, a film on the devastating effects of illegal sand mining across the globe by french filmmaker and investigative journalist denis delestrac, was screened in the city on. Filmmaker denis delestrac witnessed similar tactics in morocco while shooting sand wars, a documentary about the global sand trade and its environmental impact. Jan 02, 2014 documentary filmmaker denis delestrac has recently completed the movie sand wars, which looks at the intense demand for what may seem like an abundant natural resource. W elcome to the official website of the awardwinning director denis delestrac. What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the. Sand is in such high demand, people are stealing tons of.
Due to the high demand for sand, the planets reserves are being threatened. In my recent film, sand wars, i did this by focussing on sand, a resource we all take for granted and of which we ignore the crucial role it plays in our daily lives. Denis delestrac s sand wars audacious investigation reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipping. In the past 20 years, denis delestrac has travelled the world uncovering stories of social impact through compelling storytelling. This special omnibus edition includes the first three books of the seriessolar kill, lasertown blues, and celestial hit listtogether for the first time. Sand wars is an epic ecothriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact. Maui film festival 2017 films and special events schedule. Sand wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Because of the growth of population and of cities and the consequent construction activity there is a huge demand for these special kinds of sand, and natural sources are running low. Triggered by a demand for expansive construction, the planets reserves are being threatened. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. The campaign has now received international recognition, has been the subject of multiple award winning documentary films and news features and has resulted in policy change. Most of us see sand as a free material, a staple of holidays spent on the shore, in unlimited. The mission of the santa aguila foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.
Sand wars by denis delestrac 20 films for the earth. Trading in river sand, aggregate metal stones, iron steel. It received numerous accolades and led denis to his next film sand wars, an epic ecothriller unveiling a disturbing fact. What will be the consequences of sand extraction on the environment and life on the planet. May 24, 20 denis delestrac latest feature documentary, sand wars is an epic ecothriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact. Sand wars, triggered by building booms, are raging everywhere in the world and 34 of the planets beaches are in decline and bound to disappear, victims of erosion and as hard it might be to comprehend smuggling. In some cases worldwide, the sand business has taken on a dangerous criminal dimension. Sand wars is directed by denis delestrac, next showing on pbs america, 9 june. The sand mafia in morocco is the second most powerful criminal organization in the country, says. Aug 28, 2015 this pin was discovered by mercy hernandez. After air and water, the documentary posits that sand is the third most sought commodity on earth, by volume.
Sand wars, an investigation documentary, by denis delestrac. An investigation documentary by awardwinning director denis delestrac. The film is intelligent, appealing, and stimulates mind and soul. Threequarters of the worlds beaches are in decline as victims of erosion or sand mafias. After launching his career as a writer and photographer in the united states, denis delestrac stepped into filmmaking in 2001 when he met legendary photographer steve mccurry, later to become the subject of the face of the human condition. Based on encounters with sand smugglers, barefoot millionaires, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous real estate developers and environmentalists, this investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact. After the film screening there will be a panel discussion on the sand. Apr 26, 2014 sand wars takes us around the world as it tracks the contractors, sand smugglers and unscrupulous property developers involved in the new gold rush, and meets the environmentalists and local populations struggling to reverse the threat to the future of this resource that we all take for granted. The story of climate change gets star treatment new. The climate change story told with celebrities and sand.301 1150 1511 1169 851 547 431 1187 86 1461 661 1155 759 938 281 1200 94 96 315 477 1515 1109 872 510 1049 305 68 1287 1257 1497