Animation, Storytelling Chronicle the Yellow Quill First Nation’s Water Struggles

movie frame: artist's hand drawing eagle, humans, and natural creation.

University of Saskatchewan research group interviewed 22 elders from First Nation community

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Animation might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to serious academic research.

But researchers from the University of Saskatchewan have teamed up with the Yellow Quill First Nation to chronicle the community’s struggles with water in a new video that combines storytelling and animated drawing.

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Captains For Clean Water

poster frame of video: Captains for Clean Water

This is the short-form documentary by Captains For Clean Water. The documentary raises awareness of the volume of fresh water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. The nutrient-laden Okeechobee is full of pollutants that are harmful to marine ecosystems and that are devastating both east and west coast marine environments.

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Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Wish? Protect our Oceans

photo: Dr. Sylvia Earle in one of many submersibles she has piloted

Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.

TED Prize Winner – 2009

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Life in the Ocean

photo: clownfish in a sea anemone - for Dr. Sylvia Earle video on protecting our oceans

Dr. Sylvia Earle has lived underwater more than anyone we know. More than anyone we’ve even heard of. Like many children, she discovered a love of nature. Unlike many adults, she has pursued that love for life all of her life.

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Nature Is Speaking – Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef

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This short video features poetically beautiful images of coral reef and many of its creatures. the video message concludes by reminding us, “Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.” Narrated by Ian Somerhalder.

Transcript with timecode:

0:06 I am coral.
0:09 Some people think I’m just a rock.
0:12 When, in fact, I’m the largest thing alive on this planet.
0:18 I’m so big, I can be seen from space.… [more…]