Chagos Video Shortlisted for Blue Ocean Film Festival Prize

A video showing wildlife captured on camera during the five day expedition to the Chagos in 2010 has been listed as a finalist in the Blue Ocean Film Festival. The video, shot by environmentalist and film maker Jon Slayer, depicts some of the beautiful terrestrial and marine creatures which live in the Chagos, (British Indian Ocean Territory) which was declared the world’s largest no-take marine protected area in 2010.

This was the first occasion that a film maker has been permitted to film in the Chagos, which can only be visited with permission from the BIOT Government. The film therefore provides a unique opportunity to see some of the awe inspiring and abundant wildlife of the Chagos, including fish, sharks, turtles and birds, as well as the giant land-dwelling coconut crab which can carry weights up to 29kg in its claws!

The film is a finalist in the Music Video category and the winner will be declared at the Blue Ocean Film Festival which is being held from the 24th to the 30th of September.

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