Briar has just returned from Ecoflante Environmental Film Festival in Brazil.
Ecoflante had a powerful selection of environmental films which have been touring the festival circuit over the last few years.
There Once Was an Island was paired with another film about the human face of climate change called, The Broken Moon.
This film shows how climate change is impacting village people in the Himalayas. Briar got the opportunity to share a debate with the director of the film, Marcos Negrao.
It was really interesting to hear from each of them about their similar experiences working in remote conditions with no electricity, or running water; and how similarly both communities have been impacted by modernity and environmental changes.
You can see a trailer for The Broken Moon here