SAND WARS Screening Package

$175.00

About SAND WARS and the Screening Package.

GOOD FOR NATIONAL CHAPTERS: Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club, AIA, Riverkeepers, BayKeepers, Coastal Management Analysts, City Councils.

Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet’s reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world’s beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or “sand mafias,” plunder beaches and rivers for this highly prized commodity. Sand Wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand.

Film Locations
France, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Singapore, USA (FL, NC, CA), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

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Screening package contains a DVD, an MP4, a editable poster, social media tools, a signup sheet, Q&A guest suggestions, and links for additional information on this topic.

Price includes Public Performance Rights for unlimited screenings.  52 min or 74 min versions available. In Customer Comments indicate which version you are interested in.

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sandwars_poster_300About SAND WARS.

Sand Wars presents a sobering look at how economic, ecologic, and social forces are combining to put a serious dent in the underappreciated resource that is sand.
– Pamela J. Hines, Science Magazine May 2014

A timely expośe of a pressing environmental problem. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
– F. Gardner, Video Librarian July 2014

Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet’s reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world’s beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling.

Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or “sand mafias,” plunder beaches and rivers for this highly prized commodity. Sand has quietly infiltrated every corner of our world. Melted and transformed into glass, it sits on every shelf. It is also the source of silicon dioxide, a mineral found in our wines, cleaning products and detergents, paper, dehydrated foods, toothpaste, cosmetics and an astounding variety of other products we use on a daily basis.

Houses, skyscrapers, bridges, airports, and sidewalks are all partially comprised of sand. It is an elementary particle that is the foundation of our modern development. Sand is seen as a free material, a staple of holidays spent on the shore, in unlimited supply. But is this omnipresent material inexhaustible? Can the available quantity match an ever-increasing demand that is constantly fed by the need for human lodging and expansion? What will be the consequences of sand extraction on the environment and life on the planet? Sand Wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand.

Film Locations
France, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Singapore, USA (FL, NC, CA), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Written and directed by Denis Delestrac.
Produced by Guillaume Rappeneau, Laurent Mini, Karim Samaï and Nathalie Barton.

2013  |  52 minutes (Closed Captioned)  |  74 min Director’s Cut  (not captioned)


UNEP_report_sand_warsSAND WARS inspires 15-page report by the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Sand, rarer than one thinks
Thematic focus: Ecosystem management, Environmental governance, Resource efficiency

Sand and gravel are mined world-wide and account for the largest volume of solid material extracted globally. Formed by erosive processes over thousands of years, they are now being extracted at a rate far greater than their renewal. Furthermore, the volume being extracted is having a major impact on rivers, deltas and coastal and marine ecosystems, results in loss of land through river or coastal erosion, lowering of the water table and decreases in the amount of sediment supply. Despite the colossal quantities of sand and gravel being used, our increasing dependence on them and the significant impact that their extraction has on the environment, this issue has been mostly ignored by policy makers and remains largely unknown by the general public.

Author’s note: “The idea for this publication came from the film documentary “Le Sable: enquête sur une disparition,” (Sand Wars) directed by Denis Delestrac and broadcast on Arte channel on May 28, 2013.”

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  1. Sand Wars presents a sobering look at how economic, ecologic, and social forces are combining to put a serious dent in the underappreciated resource that is sand.
    – Pamela J. Hines, Science Magazine May 2014

    A timely expośe of a pressing environmental problem. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    – F. Gardner, Video Librarian July 2014

    AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
    Awards :
    EKO Film 2013: Best movie – Inspiration Category
    Sishuan TV Festival 2013: Gold Panda for Best Nature & Environment Protection Award
    Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival 2013: Golden Sun for Best documentary
    Japan Prize NHK 2013: 2nd Prize – Welfare Education Category
    Festival du Film Vert 2014: Switzerland Greenpeace Prize
    San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival 2014: Environment Award
    Monte Carlo 33rd International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary: Official selection of the 10 finalist documentaries
    Banff World Media Festival 2014: Rockie Award for Best Environmental and Wildlife Program
    Prix Gémeaux 2014: Award for Best Documentary – Nature & Science Category
    Blue Ocean Film Festival Nov 2014: Nominated for Marine Science Category
    Bristol Wildscreen Festival Oct 2014: Nominated for Panda Awards – Environment & Conservation Category

    Official Festival Selections :
    Hawaii International Film Festival 2013 (USA)
    Orlando Film Festival 2013 (USA Florida)
    San Sebastian Surfilm Festival 2013 (Spain)
    Eko Film Festival 2013, Octova (Czech Republic)
    Kuala Lumpur Environmental Film Festival 2013 (Malaysia)
    Melbourne Environmental Film Festival 2013 (Australia)
    Green Film Festival 2013, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Filmambiente Rio de Janeiro 2013 (Brazil)
    Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara 2013 (Colombia)
    Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival 2013 (Spain)
    Escales La Rochelle 2013 (France)
    Sichuan TV Festival 2013 (China)
    Japan Prize NHK 2013, Tokyo (Japan)
    Planet in Focus 2013, Toronto (Canada)
    Festival du Film d’Environnement de Paris 2014 (France)
    Festival du Film Vert 2014, Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Washington DC Environmental Film Festival 2014 (USA)
    Sao Paulo Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival 2014 (Brazil)
    San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival 2014 (USA California )
    Cinema Planeta 2014, Cuernavaca (Mexico)
    Festival du Grand Reportage d’Actualité 2014, Le Touquet (France)
    Festival Internacional de Cine de la Naturaleza y el Hombre 2014, Tenerife (Spain)
    Maremostra International Film Festival 2014, Palma de Majorque (Spain)
    Banff World Media Festival 2014, Banff (Canada)
    Monte Carlo 33rd International URTI (Monaco)
    40 Fathoms Film Festival 2014, Cap Town (South Africa)
    International Film Festival Of Patmos 2014 (Greece)
    Mokpo Ocean Film Festival 2014 (South Korea)
    Dominican Environmental Film Festival 2014, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Wildscreen Festival 2014, Bristol (United Kingdom)
    Blue Ocean Film Festival 2014, Saint Petersburg (USA Florida)
    Bahamas International Film Festival 2014, Nassau (Bahamas)

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