In the eighties, La Herradura beach in Peru was destroyed. In the nineties, the wave of Cabo Blanco was in danger of disappearing so a group of surfers got together to protect these places and got the State to approve the Law of Rompientes in the year 2000, the first law in the world for the protection of the waves.
This is the story that the documentary A La Mar narrates. Produced by Conservamos por Naturaleza, and presented by Patagonia, it was released yesterday in the French Alliance in Miraflores, Lima.
The documentary also narrates how Peru became the first country in the world to have a legal system for wave protection. This is how the citizen campaign HAZla por tu Ola was born for gathering the necessary funds needed to elaborate technical documents about the waves.
“A La Mar tells the story of how these citizen actions promoted change through its main protagonists: fishermen from Cabo Blanco and surfers, among which are Eduardo Tume, Carlos Chapilliquén, Carolina Butrich, Javier Fernández, Magoo de La Rosa, Fernando Fernandini and David Fiorani”, they informed in a press release.
This project was an initiative of the Peruvian Society of Environmental Rights (SPDA) and Proyectos Audiovisuales Independientes.