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After experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the Caribbean island of Dominica chose to take radical action in the face of climate change: to become the most climate resilient nation in the world. Five years later, they have the plan to make this vision a reality.​

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After experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the Caribbean island of Dominica chose to take radical action in the face of climate change: to become the most climate resilient nation in the world. Five years later, they have the plan to make this vision a reality.​

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An incredibly hopeful and potent narrative, this short film is a must-see. It's an emotional journey that illuminates Dominica's courage and resilience, serving as a role model for the world."

AARON C: LEAMAN, BRIGHTER FUTURE

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An incredibly hopeful and potent narrative, this short film is a must-see. It's an emotional journey that illuminates Dominica's courage and resilience, serving as a role model for the world."

AARON C: LEAMAN, BRIGHTER FUTURE

The story

We tell the story of Dominica, a small island uniquely positioned in the direct middle of the Caribbean crest. With one side directly facing the Atlantic and one side towards the Caribbean Sea, it is in the vulnerable path of hurricanes. This reality has been true for centuries, but with climate change bringing about more intense storms, drought, and heavier rainfall, the island's vulnerability has been exacerbated. The island stands as a living testament to the frontlines of climate change.

This reality hit home when Hurricane Maria struck in 2017, leaving Dominica with 90% of its roofs destroyed, 64 people dead, and an overwhelming 226% of GDP lost. This disaster shook the nation, but in response, Dominica, led by its Prime Minister and other leaders, set an ambitious goal: to be the most climate-resilient nation in the world. This level of ambition exemplifies the proactive measures that are needed worldwide to counter the rapid and dramatic effects of climate change. Yet, few nations so far have taken this mission as seriously as Dominica.

With no blueprint on how to achieve resilience, the country created their own roadmap and have diligently been moving the plan forward. Their self-created, holistic vision for adaptation makes Dominica a unique and powerful model for the rest of the world. The intersection of the past and the future is really at the heart of the climate crisis, and our film highlights how these paths weave together, revealing what it means to set a vision for the future based on hope and optimism.

Our film explores their self-created roadmap towards resilience and illuminates the interweaving paths of the past and future in this critical global issue. The island's unique challenges, from its mountainous landscape to the legacy of colonialism still very present today, are carefully explored to paint a comprehensive picture of their journey towards resilience.

Our vision for this film extends beyond storytelling. We aim to amplify the voices of those working tirelessly on climate resilience and adaptation. We hope to activate the climate finance community to provide resources and support for the resilience- building plan. We are at a critical juncture for tangible action on climate change, and fostering optimism for the challenging task at hand. This story meets that need with a portrait of human resilience and an example of action-oriented leadership.

The story

We tell the story of Dominica, a small island uniquely positioned in the direct middle of the Caribbean crest. With one side directly facing the Atlantic and one side towards the Caribbean Sea, it is in the vulnerable path of hurricanes. This reality has been true for centuries, but with climate change bringing about more intense storms, drought, and heavier rainfall, the island's vulnerability has been exacerbated. The island stands as a living testament to the frontlines of climate change.

This reality hit home when Hurricane Maria struck in 2017, leaving Dominica with 90% of its roofs destroyed, 64 people dead, and an overwhelming 226% of GDP lost. This disaster shook the nation, but in response, Dominica, led by its Prime Minister and other leaders, set an ambitious goal: to be the most climate-resilient nation in the world. This level of ambition exemplifies the proactive measures that are needed worldwide to counter the rapid and dramatic effects of climate change. Yet, few nations so far have taken this mission as seriously as Dominica.

With no blueprint on how to achieve resilience, the country created their own roadmap and have diligently been moving the plan forward. Their self-created, holistic vision for adaptation makes Dominica a unique and powerful model for the rest of the world. The intersection of the past and the future is really at the heart of the climate crisis, and our film highlights how these paths weave together, revealing what it means to set a vision for the future based on hope and optimism.

Our film explores their self-created roadmap towards resilience and illuminates the interweaving paths of the past and future in this critical global issue. The island's unique challenges, from its mountainous landscape to the legacy of colonialism still very present today, are carefully explored to paint a comprehensive picture of their journey towards resilience.

Our vision for this film extends beyond storytelling. We aim to amplify the voices of those working tirelessly on climate resilience and adaptation. We hope to activate the climate finance community to provide resources and support for the resilience- building plan. We are at a critical juncture for tangible action on climate change, and fostering optimism for the challenging task at hand. This story meets that need with a portrait of human resilience and an example of action-oriented leadership.

THE TEAM BEHIND THE FILM

Sarah Howard

Director & Producer

Emily Wilkinson

Producer

Ben Merker

Director of Photography

Liam Wahl

Lead Camera Operator

Beatriz Calleja

Editor

Burudu

Original Score

James Carson

Color

Eric Soucey

Photographer

Rachel Hale

Assistant Producer

Cielo Lima

Assistant Editor

THE TEAM BEHIND THE FILM

Sarah Howard

Director & Producer

Emily Wilkinson

Producer

Ben Merker

Director of Photography

Liam Wahl

Lead Camera Operator

Beatriz Calleja

Editor

Burudu

Original Score

James Carson

Color

Eric Soucey

Photographer

Rachel Hale

Assistant Producer

Cielo Lima

Assistant Editor

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Experience the compelling journey of Dominica towards climate resilience. Join us for a screening of the documentary at the following venues and dates. Be sure to check back regularly for updates on additional screenings. We look forward to sharing this powerful story with you.

Marketplace of the Future

601 West 26th Street 17th Floor New York, NY 10001

09/22/2023

5:45 PM

Albany FilmFest

Test

10/12/2023

7 PM

Green Screen Environmental Film Festival

Test

11/02/2023

COP 28

Dubai, UAE

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If you are interested in hosting a screening of our film, please reach out via our contact form below. We believe that the message of this film is powerful and far-reaching, and we welcome opportunities to share it with diverse audiences.

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Screenings

Experience the compelling journey of Dominica towards climate resilience. Join us for a screening of the documentary at the following venues and dates. Be sure to check back regularly for updates on additional screenings. We look forward to sharing this powerful story with you.

Marketplace of the Future

601 West 26th Street 17th Floor New York, NY 10001

09/22/2023

5:45 PM

Albany FilmFest

Test

10/12/2023

7 PM

Green Screen Environmental Film Festival

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11/02/2023

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If you are interested in hosting a screening of our film, please reach out via our contact form below. We believe that the message of this film is powerful and far-reaching, and we welcome opportunities to share it with diverse audiences.

RESOURCES

CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY PLAN (CRRP)

Next Billion Article: “Dominica First Climate Resilient Nation”

CREAD 2019 End of Year Report

Article UNEP: “What you need to know about COP27 Loss & Damage Fund”

What You Need To know About Concessional Finance for Climate Action

Sovereign Debt Swaps

Forbes: “Rethinking of Bretton Woods - Looking Back to Address the Future”

ODI’s RESI Program

Resilience Finance Flows to SIDS 2013-2020

Article: Why is implementing the UK’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) strategy such an urgent priority?

RESOURCES

CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY PLAN (CRRP)

Next Billion Article: “Dominica First Climate Resilient Nation”

CREAD 2019 End of Year Report

Article UNEP: “What you need to know about COP27 Loss & Damage Fund”

What You Need To know About Concessional Finance for Climate Action

Sovereign Debt Swaps

Forbes: “Rethinking of Bretton Woods - Looking Back to Address the Future”

ODI’s RESI Program

Resilience Finance Flows to SIDS 2013-2020

Article: Why is implementing the UK’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) strategy such an urgent priority?

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