One of the areas of the world with the widest range of endemic biodiversity remains virtually unknown to most people. Known as Wallacea, it is located in the coral triangle within the Pacific ring of fire, is home to many unique species, both above and below the water. One hundred and fifty years ago, this area was explored by the British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, for which it is named. Based on his experiences throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Wallace independently proposed the theory of natural selection and evolution.
During his eight years in these islands, he identified many new species for the first time. Much of the habitat Wallace explored and the oceans surrounding these areas is increasingly under threat of destruction. This film highlights Wallacea’s biodiversity and describes the efforts of a few individuals to protect this fragile ecosystem and its inhabitants.
Screening at the following film festivals:
American Conservation Film Festival, West Virginia (2015), Official Selection
Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia (2015) Official Selection
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival New York (2015) Official Selection
Rotterdam Wildlife Film Festival (2015) Official Selection
Eco Film Festival, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (2015) Top Finalist “Best Short Documentary/TV Documentary”
Friday Harbor Film Festival, San Juan, WA (2016) Official Selection.