Initiatives and Video Library

For more than 15 years, CAVU has addressed social justice and environmental issues across the globe, resulting in our extensive video library.

Dive in to complex ecosystems and hear stories from the people most impacted and fighting to make their families and communities more resilient

CAVU Initiatives

Nuestras Aguas, Nuestra Vida

Nuestras Aguas, Nuestra Vida»
32 minutes

Along Costa Rica’s once remote south Pacific coast, a crisis looms. The access to Potable water, one of the most basic of human rights, is in jeopardy. Unplanned development has parceled coastal mountains and rainforest, unleashing a cycle of erosion and pollution that gravely threatens the Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Latin America’s first marine park, and the region’s sustainable tourism-based economy.

Agua Salvadora

Agua Salvadora»
27 minutes

As is the case in many Latin American countries, significant segments of El Salvador’s population live without reliable access to potable water. Agua Salvadora is a documentary about the process involved in supplying potable water to poor communities.

Agua Más Que Un Tubo

Agua Más Que Un Tubo»
15 minutes

Through the reforestation of lands surrounding their water sources, ecological loans to reclaim their watershed, and the involvement of all members of the community, the people of Río La Balsa are fighting to protect a quality of life they have enjoyed for generations. They are all aware that the quality of the water itself cannot be taken for granted.

Narrated and with an onscreen appearance by Alvaro Ugalde, the legendary founder of Costa Rica’s National Park System.

Voces del Darién

Voces del Darién»
31 minutes

Darién is blessed with an extraordinarily rich cultural history. For over 500 years it has been home to a diverse mix of Afro-Caribbean, indigenous and colono communities, all of them proud Dariénitas. Today, however, rapid change overwhelms both the land and its people. Unsustainable logging and road construction is quickly destroying both the forest and a way of life, and threatens consequences far beyond the region itself.

Higher Ground

Higher Ground»
21 minutes - The Battle to Save Florida's Beaches

For decades, Florida’s outstretched coastline welcomed millions of Americans who came in search of their part of the American dream. But Florida’s beaches are no longer an unspoiled paradise for people and wildlife. A rapidly growing population, coupled with sea level rise and increased storm activity, is severely straining the state’s dynamic barrier islands.