In this educational UN short film, we delve into the heart of Belize, the once-vibrant town of Monkey River teeters on the brink of erasure, battling the relentless tides of coastal erosion.
Monkey River Coastal Erosion Meets Climate Justice - Erosion, Loss, Impermanence, Urgency
The residents of Monkey River, Belize, are witnessing the slow dissolution of their ancestral homes, cherished memories, and even their local football field due to the devastating impacts of coastal erosion. Caused by an insidious combination of rising sea levels and environmental neglect, coastal erosion is rapidly consuming the homes, wildlife, and very fabric of this quaint village. The poignant accounts of the residents, their struggles, resilience, and heart-wrenching decisions offer a microcosmic glimpse into the catastrophic effects of environmental changes worldwide. As we navigate the lanes of Monkey River, the video issues a clarion call: If immediate action isn't taken, many towns like Monkey River could soon be relegated to the annals of history, with their vibrant tales and memories being washed away.