​​​‘VALEN’S REEF’ BEHIND THE SCENES

For 12 years, CI has worked with local communities to monitor and preserve the vast resources of the Bird’s Hea​d region in eastern Indonesia. Shot over 10 days, “Valen’s Reef” documents the success of this initiative.

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EditImage Caption:“Valen’s Reef” Assistant Director Richard McGrath rests in the shade with inquisitive, friendly kids from Arborek village.
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EditImage Caption:Valen and George, taking a dip.
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