Anglais, français - 29mn


Mbarouk Mussa Omar is from a small 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 desperately wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man from Pemba possibly do?


Kokota: The Islet of Hope tells the story of Mbarouk's quest to help Kokota.

This short introduces viewers to resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and tells the story of how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island.


This inspirational film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts.



Director's statement

I made Kokota because I thought it was a great story with an important message in this time of global climate change.

Broadly speaking, I believe we have a tendency to over complicate problems, and I think this story proves that simple solutions can have huge impacts.


Why this choice?

The beautiful example of a population aware of its mistakes and their consequences, that decided to take matters into its own hands by rethinking every one of its behaviors in order to reduce its carbon footprint.


An inspiring film and the proof that, if given the means, we can change the course of things.

Type : Documentary
Director : Craig NORRIS
Production : VideoBand Productions
Year : 2016
Country : Canada
Awards : Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capitol, Washington DC, United States of America - 2017
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GRINBERG Il n'existe qu'un seul parti politique viable, l'écologie , dont l'objectif n'est pas l'humain , mais la matrice terre . · on 20/08/2018
giovanetto Merci pour ce magnifique et tellement accessible au monde entier
Effectivement cela redonne espoir dans " ce monde de fous"
· on 10/11/2017
Muriel Soriano beautiful filming Hopeful ! that's the best part, it shows a way out! thank you · on 05/11/2017
Mbarouk Husein Wonderful job. Our small activities done in great way can have large impact to our home, planet earth. Even if you don't win this prize, you have changed the lives of many and such is the best price. · on 30/10/2017
Philemonbalele It's impressive allover the curvature of the earth · on 30/10/2017
Innocent Panga vv Nice job · on 29/10/2017
Suleiman Wonderful job, Mbarouk
Kazi nzuri, Ahsante
· on 29/10/2017
VINCENS Du positif, de l'espoir.
Oui, partir de là où nous pouvons agir.
· on 28/10/2017
CLAIREAUX Françoise Magnifique exemple d'une localité dans un pays en développement qui, soumis aux effets des perturbations climatiques, retrouve l'espoir dans des initiatives pour faire revivre et accroître leur communauté en luttant contre la déforestation, en construisant une école, en préservant l'eau, en diversifiant les cultures, en limitant la consommation du bois de chauffage prouve au monde que la volonté et le courage peuvent aider à nous en sortir. · on 28/10/2017
mcc Je partage totalement votre avis et j'ai été très touché par ce film. Le documentaire sur l'ile de Carabane au Sénégal (Arte) m'avait complètement démoralisée. Si les habitants pouvaient visionné Kokoba la disparition programmée de l'ile pourrait être endiguée · on 28/10/2017
amouraliy abdallah bwana Mbarouk kazi uliyofanya ni kubwa na yenye kupigiwa mfano kabisa Mwwnyeenzi Mungu awazidishiye kila la kheri na mafanikiyo katika kazi zenu. amen · on 27/10/2017
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