Origin of author: Madrid.
Place of recording: Indonesia.
Length: 35 minutes.
Award: GOLD. REAL SOCIEDAD FUNDAZIOA Award + S.M.Y. ONDINA Award to the best documentary of the festival.
"Los Cuatro Reyes, el Santuario del Mar de Halmahera" is a stunning 35-minute documentary directed by Karlos Simón, an author originally from Madrid. This film was shot in Indonesia and won the prestigious REAL SOCIEDAD FUNDAZIOA Award and the S.M.Y. ONDINA Award. ONDINA Award, with the GOLD rail for the best documentary of the festival.
The documentary immerses us in a unique and remote marine world, revealing the beauty and diversity of Raja Ampat, an amazing destination that still resists the challenges facing the oceans. Through dazzling images, "The Four Kings" opens the doors to this paradise, with its breathtaking landscapes, majestic cliffs, crystal clear lagoons and white sandy beaches.
But most amazing is the marine life that inhabits the reefs of Raja Ampat. With more than 1,600 different fish species, 75% of the world's known coral species and an almost complete representation of animal groups, this place stands out as one of the most diverse underwater ecosystems on the planet.
The documentary also highlights the importance of sustainable development in the region, where growth has been combined in an exemplary manner with sustainable tourism. Collective efforts have transformed Raja Ampat into a true sanctuary of scenery, life and color, a place that continues to withstand environmental challenges and inspires hope in the conservation of our oceans. "The Four Kings, Halmahera Sea Sanctuary" is a call to action and a celebration of the beauty and resilience of our seas.