As revealed in “Sand Wars”, by 2100 , 90% of the world’s beaches are doomed to disappear if we do nothing. And we are proud to annouce that Young & Rubicam Paris and the Surfrider Foundation join our efforts to save the world’s beaches with a short film and a petition that aims at reaching a million signatures to pressure the government on the urgent need to preserve our coastlines. We hope you like the film and you support the campaign! And if you like the music, the title is “Lacrimosa” by Dave Hewson, which makes this film sound like a prayer of humanity for the beaches.
The Amnesty International “IMPACT PRIZE 2015” has been attributed to Denis Delestrac for his documentary “Sand Wars”, on the occasion of the 22nd edition of the FIGRA (Festival International du Grand Reportage d’Actualite et du documentaire de societe).
According to the jury, “beyond a global awareness of a little-known issue, this film highlights the urgency of placing human rights at the heart of the debate on the environment. An issue that the United Nations Environment Programme seized after the release of the film. In awarding this prize, the jury wishes to distinguish the rigor of an exemplary investigation that reveals exceptional evidences and sheds light on practices that affect populations whose rights are violated or threatened around the world due to the overexploitation of the resource.”
This year’s jury of the prestigious award was chaired by Amnesty International’s communication director Bertin Leblanc, and composed of Marie-Monique Robin, director of “The World according to Monsanto”, Claude Guibal, head of foreign service at France Culture, Michael Zumstein, photojournalist affiliated with the VU agency and Douglas Herbert, journalist at France 24..