Blue Ventures

Runtime: 6:06
Country: Madagascar
Language: English
Category: Short Documentaries/TV Documentaries (2019)

In 2004, realizing that conversation had to go beyond counting species, marine biologist Alasdair Harris encouraged a coastal Madagascar community to close off a small section of their octopus-fishing area for a few months, to see if this would boost productivity. The model went viral, showing the world that protecting the ocean can and should go hand-in-hand with improving lives.
Gabriel Diamond, Director
Matthew Beighley, Editor
Gabriel Diamond, Cinematographer
2015 Skoll Awards Ceremony
San Francisco
United States
April 16, 2015
Skoll Award

Gabriel Diamond

Gabriel Diamond started working in video at age 13 at KDOL-TV in Oakland, CA. Now he travels the world making films about people who make things better.

Along with Ken Ikeda he co-founded The Factory, a filmmaking lab for Bay Area youth. Works created under his mentorship won top prizes at dozens of national festivals including an Emmy. His first feature Less, follows and idealistic and troubled a man who has chosen to live on the streets in San Francisco. It received honorable mention for the grand jury prize at Dances With Films Festival.

He shot and acted in How To Cheat which premiered at the LA Film Festival and won best acting ensemble and best narrative at Bend Film Festival.

In 2011 he shot a short documentary in Nepal entitled “We Are In The Field: Adventures of a 3rd World Environmental Activist.” It’s now being developed into a feature length film “All Living Things” with Jane Goodall.

He’s now the staff filmmaker & photographer at the Skoll Foundation in Palo Alto.

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