DVD Review: “Reef Libre The Movie” with Robert WintnerOctober 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm | Posted in Ministry | Leave a comment
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From the Back Cover: Cuba reefs host apex predators and coral cover at optimal levels. While Cuban reef vitality may be linked to economic default and no shoreline development, no agricultural pesticides or fertilizers and limited human population growth, the Castro regime is aggressively developing its reef potential.
Seas to the south are now 100% shark protected.
Most Cuba travelogues advise “getting off the beaten path,” but Reef Libre examines that path, to see where it might lead as things change. Will Cuba reefs remain protected? Or is this perilous age of natural decline a last chance to see a healthy reef system?
Robert Wintner and the Snorkel Bob Jardines de la Reina Expedition herein provide narrative insight with photos and video. First stop is the baseline: Havana urban density. Down south at Cayo Largo, reef collapse seems imminent with 600 guests changing daily, and the phosphate-laden laundry water flowing directly to the deep blue sea. Will Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism step up with the Jardines de la Reina paradigm? Rising from the Golfo de Ana María, Jardines is a thousand square miles of mangrove estuary, for ages compromised by constant extraction of its biggest predators, taken as food. Protected, it now rises on the world reef stage.
A DVD comes with the book in a paper sleeve glued to the inside cover. Reef Libre, the movie, runs about an hour.
Be prepared for some of the most amazing sights you will ever see. This DVD is more than just photos this is a man who finds the water is like a second home to him and can take film of everything that happens down there. Mr. Wintner has given us more than a travelogue or documentary of Cuba I feel that he has given us the ability to experience it as if we were under the water with him. This is not an appeal to the head this is a sensory experience. After seeing this DVD you will have a sense of wonder about the waters off Cuba. I recommend this DVD highly and further recommend it as a great gift for friends and family.
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