How Sand Mining Destroys One Home to Build Another | Short Film Showcase

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As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia’s mangroves one woman is faced with the erasure of her beloved home. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta The mangrove forests of Cambodia stretch for miles and miles, carving out small islands, narrow waterways and channels, and ecologically diverse estuaries. However, sand dredging on the mangroves is impacting the people who live and thrive in these forests as well as the oceans surrounding them. For over a decade, the government of Cambodia has granted several private companies concessions to mine these mangrove forests for sand. Each year, millions of metric tons of sand are shipped to Singapore to enlarge this island nation’s land mass, while Cambodia destroys its only natural protection against erosion, rising sea levels, tsunamis, and hurricanes and lays waste to a vital and fragile ecosystem that thousands of families depend on for their livelihood. Phalla Vy, a young Cambodian islander, bears witness to the destruction of her home in this short from filmmaker Kalyanee Mam co-produced by Emergence Magazine and Go Project Films. https://emergencemagazine.org/story/lost-world/ https://goprojectfilms.com/films/lost-world/ Read more in "Sand mining threatens ways of life, from Cambodia to Nigeria" https://on.natgeo.com/2vkNOQq About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. How Sand Mining Destroys One Home to Build Another | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/fpc3hhH1cas National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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