Interactive environment platform to feature Bermuda documentary
A new interactive streaming platform focusing on environmental content and activism is showcasing a Bermuda documentary.
WaterBear Network, which launched in December 2020 with the support of Prince Harry, showcases award-winning documentaries as well as original content inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Ocean Vet series created by Bermudian Choy Aming and the late Neil Burnie is featured on the network.
Lisa Rose, head of impact at WaterBear, is a Bermudian living in Amsterdam who made the case to feature the documentary series on the network.
Ms Rose previously worked for Greenpeace and led campaigns at the global advocacy organisation Avaaz. Recently she was Environmental Campaigns Manager for Patagonia in Europe.
She told The Royal Gazette: “The only documentary we are covering from Bermuda is Ocean Vet which is a fantastic start.
“It is such a great series, I got to know Neil Burnie when I was studying at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo and he was staring Ocean Vet.
“I am on the lookout for any documentaries or films that feature Bermuda.”
There are currently 50,000 members accessing WaterBear content which is available for free online, and it aims to increase its reach to 700,000 by the end of this year.
It first launched across nine countries including the US, UK and Canada, and is now expanding into 30 more countries including Bermuda.
Prince Harry supported WaterBear in a video interview when it launched. Speaking about the importance of environmental activism, Prince Harry said: "For me, it's about putting the dos behind the says, and that is something WaterBear is doing and is going to be doing by capitalising on a community of doers. There's a lot of people that say, but this is about action. I've always been this way. Being in nature is the most healing part of life, and I truly believe that's one reason why it's there."
WaterBear members are able to stream video at any time, and on any device – all for free facilitating awareness, education and action. For more information about WaterBear and to sign up, visit: www.waterbear.com
Ms Rose can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org