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

La Comunidad

La Comunidad»
13 minutes

“La Comunidad” was shot in Tortuguero, on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. Presented in partnership with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation ICC0, Costa Rica Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and La Comunidad Barra del Tortuguero, the film celebrates the community’s successes due to its conservation ethic. 

Cockscomb: Jaguar Proud

Cockscomb: Jaguar Proud»
26 minutes

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary was the world’s first jaguar reserve. The sanctuary remains today a model for conservation – and a point of pride for all Belizeans, who have long revered the jaguar in spirit and flesh.

Entre Lago y Mar

Entre Lago y Mar»
23 minutes

The province of Rivas, on the most southwestern corner of Nicaragua, is home to one of the highest densities of biodiversity in Nicaragua. The Paso del Istmo goes from the wetlands, a strip that extends over only 12 miles, goes from the wetlands along Lake Nicaragua across the humid forests of the coastal mountain range and down to the coastal dry forest bordering the Pacific Ocean.

The Isthmus constitutes an important biological corridor for threatened flora and fauna, including such species and the Spider Monkey, the Yellow Naped Parrot, and Marine Turtles. “Enter Lago Y Mar” is an inspiring story of impoverished Nicaraguans improving their own lives as they work to protect the local environment.

Costa de Posibilidades

Costa de Posibilidades»
16 Minutes

Coiba is part of an important marine biological corridor, and the coastal communities play a crucial role in protecting this jewel of the Pacific. The film tells the story of passionate people creating a sustainable future for their community. This film was shot, edited, and premiered within the very community where it was filmed all within one week.

Playas Calientes, Olas Furiosas

Playas Calientes, Olas Furiosas»
25 minutes

Communicating the effects of climate change — and the urgency of action — is arguably the greatest challenge facing environmental educators today. The film highlights a community project in Playa Junquillal, a critical leatherback sea turtle nesting beach along Costa Rica’s quickly developing northwestern Pacific coast