Ke-Ola (Life) Film

Los Angeles, California

The Challenge

  • Ocean LIFE has little ability to communicate to Human LIFE
  • Achieving a powerful quality of LIFE on land is globally dependent on thriving marine LIFE
  • Majority of 7.6 billion people on earth are unaware of the negative effects of ocean pollution
  • Marine LIFE is measurably dying
  • “In recent years, major increases in coral bleaching, plastic pollution, and overfishing resulted in severe degradation of delicate marine ecosystems, i.e., LIFE.”  – Katy Waters
  • Coral Bleaching: Since 2016, over half of the world’s largest reef system is dead, significantly disrupting biodiversity
  • Plastic Pollution: Over 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in the ocean every year, causing deaths of over 1 million animals per year, and contaminating human food systems
  • Overfishing: Approximately 80% of the world’s fisheries are over-exploited, depleted, or in states of collapse
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Over One Million People Reached

“Ke-Ola (Life)” film provides an introduction to Thriving Waters International (TWI) efforts in marine conservation and LIFE

The Solution

  • Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Consulting, Restoration
  • Remove the communicative “disconnect” between LIFE on land and LIFE underwater, the greatest source of LIFE on the planet
  • Through film and effective story, ignite a personal connection to the ocean to motivate human appreciation and behavior
  • Bring awareness and give VOICE to the ocean through a powerful cinematic, emotional narrative of (free-diver) Katy Waters’ personal relationship with ocean LIFE
  • Resulting Goal: “Ke-Ola (Life)” film to be viewed by over 1 million people via film festivals and social media

Thriving Waters is registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit.

Our innovative solutions bless people and animals, replenish the environment, and are economically prosperous for local communities.

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The Need: $100,000

Our goal is to bring awareness and give VOICE to the ocean through a powerful cinematic, emotional narrative of (free-diver) Katy Waters’ personal relationship with ocean LIFE. The financial need would cover the following:

  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Distribution
  • Travel

Results

  • Over 1 million people reached in various key countries and global regions
  • “Ke-Ola (Life)” film to be presented at various film festivals, including some of the following:​ Environmental Film Festival, American Conservation Film Festival, Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival, International Green Culture Festival, Green Film Fest, Yale Environment 360, Sundance, Tulum World Environment Film Festival, Kolkata International Wildlife and Environment Film Festival, Artivist Film Festival, Intl. Ocean Film Festival
  • “Ke-Ola (Life)” film provides an introduction to Thriving Waters International (TWI) efforts in marine conservation and LIFE
  • “Bring the Reef Back to Life” future TWI project focused on world’s largest reef systems including the Great Barrier Reef, Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System
  • Advocating and partnering with grassroots organizations and technologies that are actively pursuing marine conservation
  • Advocacy, Awareness, Consulting, Education, Restoration

"In recent years, major increases in coral bleaching, plastic pollution, and overfishing has resulted in severe degradation of delicate marine ecosystems, i.e., LIFE"

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