Peace With Nature in Costa Rica

Producer/Director Stuart Tanner
Director of Photography, Cody Olivas
Sound, Donald Revolinski

Project Description

In the 1980s Costa Rica was on the verge of losing its forests and biodiversity and becoming just another country in a long list that has had its natural resources and wealth ripped out, sold off and destroyed without seeing tangible benefits for the country itself. The less developed countries of the world sell their resources to the wealthy developed world, with little benefit for their people. It is a familiar story. But this is not the story of Costa Rica. Over the last few decades Costa Rica saved its paradise while providing employment and financial security for its people. It is a story that can inspire the world and show a path to both protecting the ecological wealth and diversity of a nation while providing much needed income and employment. This is the story of how they did it.