Kokota: The Islet of Hope

Craig Norris/2016/29 min/Climate Change

FILM DESCRIPTION: Mbarouk Mussa Omar is from an East African Island called Pemba. Nearly ten years ago he visited a tiny neighbouring islet called Kokota and was shocked by what he saw. Kokota was teetering towards collapse, and Mbarouk knew climate change and deforestation were the culprits. He wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man possibly do? Kokota: The Islet of Hope tells the story of Mbarouk's quest to help Kokota. Meet resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and learn how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate and reforest their island.