For Gaia| 9mins
Director: camilla french, sumita ghosh | Producer: camilla french, sumita ghosh
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: United Kingdom
â€˜For Gaiaâ€™ is a short film about Brazilian conservationist Vitoria Riva da Carvalho who founded the Cristalino Foundation and the Cristalino Jungle Lodge in the Southern part of the Amazon rainforest. Nestled in the heart of cattle ranching country, Mato grosso State, the area is at constant threat of deforestation. Vitoria uses the lodge to protect the forest through sustainable tourism and educational workshops. The lodge was voted one of the worldâ€™s top 25 Eco-lodges by National Geographic in 2013.