The film follows a young girl, Dulce, whose small fishing community is struggling to surmount the effects of climate change on their lives. In Dulce’s community, climate change means higher tides from rising sea levels in the Pacific Ocean. Afro-Colombian residents of the Iscuandé River delta, which includes La Ensenada, have fished and harvested piangua. But the cockle have been in decline due to overharvesting – a development that has spurred communities to learn to conserve coastal areas from pollution and ocean erosion.
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Dulce — A Short Documentary
In the coastal village of La Ensenada, Colombia, where digging for shellfish is a way of life, everyone must learn to swim eventually — even little Dulce. But as the effects of climate change begin to threaten the village's livelihood, the carefree swimming lessons led by Dulce's mother take on a sense of urgency.
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