When the news about the oil spill off the shores of Peru, I decided to pack my gear and travel to document the effect of the spill on the wildlife.
However, the moment I stepped on Ancon beach and met with the amazing local fishermen, I felt how my mind was changing. I suddenly realized that I was actually creating “When the Ocean Turns Black”.
Yes, I was and I am still focused on the wildlife, but I felt that my eyes and my mind were shifting between the ocean, the wildlife and the people who are all affected by the huge oil spill.
It became a very special journey with Edgar, Gilary, Mayumi and the others, who opened my eyes to understand how fragile the oceans are, how easy it is to pollute and destroy, and how difficult it is to preserve and protect.
What happens to the fishermen and the seashore communities who depend on the ocean for their living? What about the wildlife and the area?
Oil spills can happen anywhere and anytime, but are we prepared to avoid and to prevent them?
“We all make mistakes, we are humans”, as Diego says in the film, and adds: “But to fix them, we have to work together.”