By Coast 2 Coast
Coast 2 Coast was lucky enough to spend one week in the Mentawai community of Mapadegat with A Liquid Future. As part of our workshop in the Mentawai, we painted together the first mural in the community (designed by the local kids), participants learned how to take photos (underwater, on the beach, and in the community), and played music, surfed, and fished. We learned about the issues facing the community from the rise of unsustainable tourism and negative consequences of climate change. This video is a summary of our time in the Mentawai and is meant as a call to positive action to facilitate more opportunities for grassroots fishing communities to speak up and out for their rights to protecting their livelihoods.