From next week the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), in partnership with the Government of Montserrat and the University of Exeter will be screening a new film called ‘Turtles of Montserrat – listening to local voices’, at special discussion sessions around Montserrat.
The beautiful and engaging documentary was produced as part of the ‘Marine Turtle Action Plan for Montserrat’ project. The film features the voices and views of local people, combined with exquisite drone video by local cameraman Teddy Brukaz’s and MCS’ beautiful underwater footage, and celebrates Montserrat, its people and its turtles.
The film will be shown at specially-arranged discussion sessions open to the public, where the audience will be encouraged to give their views on how turtles and their habitats should be managed and protected in Montserrat for years to come. The 3-hour evening events will cater for audiences of up to 30 people on a first-come-first-served basis. All are welcome!
The following events have been confirmed:
“We are really looking forward to showing the film and hearing what people here want for their turtles, and the beaches and ocean habitats on which they depend,” said Dr Peter Richardson of the Marine Conservation Society. “We encourage anyone who is interested in the future of Montserrat and its ocean environment to come along and have some fun taking part in these fascinating discussion sessions.”
The ‘Marine Turtle Action Plan for Montserrat’ project combines the results of extensive biological research led by the University and the Government of Montserrat along with local engagement led by the MCS. By early next year the project will develop local conservation recommendations and actions that are good for both the island’s turtles and the needs of the Montserrat community.