Origin of the author: Tenerife.
Place of recording: Tenerife.
Length: 4 minutes.
Award: ORAIN GIPUZKOA Award to the best ecological awareness work.
"The 2 Faces of Tenerife" is a striking 4-minute short film created by the native director of Tenerife, Felipe Ravina. This short film stands out for having received the ORAIN GIPUZKOA Award for best ecological awareness work.
The short film takes us on a journey that reveals the underwater wonders of Tenerife, while shedding light on the threats facing this natural paradise. In the midst of the island's increasing overcrowding, the short film highlights Tenerife's unique biodiversity that is at risk.
One of the highlights of the short film is the capture, for the first time in the Canary Islands, of underwater footage of a sperm whale for several minutes. In addition, the short film documents for the first time in the archipelago the presence of a group of false killer whales and a hammerhead shark through aerial images, allowing an unprecedented view of their natural behavior.
However, "The 2 Faces of Tenerife" also addresses the less positive side of the island, documenting shocking events such as the collision of a sperm whale with a fast ferry, the stranding of a Cuvier's beaked whale and the worst forest fire in 50 years. These painful moments highlight the urgent need to protect the natural areas of Tenerife and the rest of the Canary archipelago.
The short film, shot over a period of 8 months under the permission of the Ministry for Ecological Transition, has as its main objective to raise awareness among both the population and the authorities. It seeks to halt the loss of biodiversity and effectively preserve the natural treasures of Tenerife and the Canary archipelago. "The 2 Faces of Tenerife" is a powerful wake-up call urging us to take action to protect and conserve our natural environment before it is too late.