CAVU Initiatives

Costa Rica: Senderos del Cambio

Costa Rica: Senderos del Cambio»

“The Paths of Change” was shot on the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica in Bahla Ballena, Punta Uvita. The film tells the story of a community in transition, faced with critical decisions on planning, zoning and development — decisions which will have a lasting impact on the social and environmental welfare of the region and it’s citizens.

Guanacaste: Playas Calientes, Olas Furiosas

Guanacaste: Playas Calientes, Olas Furiosas»

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

Nicaragua: Entre Lago y Mar

Nicaragua: Entre Lago y Mar»

The province of Rivas, on the most southwestern corner of Nicaragua, is home to one of the highest densities of biodiversity in Nicaragua. This land is the Paso del Istmo, 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.

Panama: Perspectivas Sobre Coiba

Panama: Perspectivas Sobre Coiba»

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.

Panama: Voces del Darién

Panama: Voces del Darién»

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.