09-15 Sept 2020
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Coast Land

Coast Land

Set in Guyana, “Coast Land” speaks to the vulnerability of the country’s coastal region, home to the majority of its population, and examines the effects of rising sea levels and cyclical erosion including massive overtopping and the disruption of livelihoods.

Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Coast Land’.

Coast Land (2020)

Short (26mins) Documentary

Region:

Guyana

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Alexander Arjoon

Showtimes:

Wed 9 Sep 2020, 12.00am, ttff/20 Online—Orange Bundle


About the Director(s):

Alexander Arjoon

Alexander Arjoon

Alexander Arjoon is a 27 year old Guyanese environmental filmmaker. He started filmmaking later in his professional career. After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College in 2015 and having worked in the United States for a year then decided to return home and contribute to his home country’s development.
He always had a keen interest in the environment from a young age. His mother, an environmentalist by profession, always made sure that he was aware of the natural environment in Guyana and was encouraged to be a steward in its protection. However, he was also interested in fostering his creative ambitions. With that in mind he decided to get involved in videography so that videos could be made to educate Guyanese nationals on the different cultural, social and environmental aspects of the country.
His first entry into film was making content for the local television company E-Networks where he produced my own show called Round Town. After two years of working at E-Networks he formed his company Reel Guyana which specifically focused on the environment and Guyana’s hinterland region. Reel Guyana has gone on to produce a number of videos promoting the country’s eco-tourism product as well as a full length documentary on our coastal region.
The company is committed to ensuring every Guyanese national has access to the content so that they can understand their country outside the bounds of the coastal plains.
His film company has also collaborated with NGO’s, both in the private and public sector as well as foreign based film production companies and studios with the intention of promoting more global awareness and putting Guyana on the map.

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