Environmental Studies lends itself well to documentary films. I have produced cinematic research with Kum-Kum Bhavnani, an award winning filmmaker and professor at UC Santa Barbara (Nothing Like Chocolate). I have also produced a number of short films with students for use in the classroom.
In 2015, I produced a short documentary about the Maldives for the People’s Climate Summit in Paris, France to create a space for reflection on the future of the small island nation. The film, Gone Before the Wave, documents the hopes and struggles of the Maldivian people who face the dual challenge of rising seas and political upheaval after the 2012 coup of Mohamed Nasheed, popularly known as “The Island President”.
In 2020, I was interviewed for the short film Building a Movement: 50 Years of Environmental Studies at UCSB, directed by Isaac Hernandez.