Five years in the making, a new one hour long documentary on our natural heritage has become reality, through a grant by the Vodafone Malta Foundation allowing the Biological Conservation Research Foundation (BICREF) to produce it.
"Waves of Life", as the documentary is called, is the fruit of days, months and years of observations, photography and filming by numerous BICREF volunteers. This production aims at revealing the beauty, diversity and life of creatures around us on land or dwelling in our beautiful sea. The viewer is transported through time, environmental conditions and values. Scenes and knowledge of wonderful and curious organisms liven our understanding of what we may be loosing and what more we have to gain by taking necessary action soon.
It features over 150 local species, from minute sea horses to majestic whales, and goes through the issues of: What biodiversity is; How it has become increasingly important for us to study and protect; and Why it is of both local and global importance in our strive to survive and develop while depending on a diversity of natural resources to sustain us.
Lovely aerial, terrestrial and marine photography and footage are merged to produce a very interesting and educational documentary for the whole family to learn from. It is thought provoking and encourages positive action.
As an environmental NGO, BICREF has already produced a set of six mini documentaries in 2002 which had been aired on various local and foreign TV channels and it was through the encouragement and positive feedback received that this organization was determined to start working on a new one since then.
At a time when the Maltese public is increasingly aware of its environmental responsibilities and requests more information on biodiversity, it is constructive to have "Wave of Life" aired on Net TV on Friday 24th October at 9.30pm, for anyone to cherish.