Prof Odendaal: Simply spectacular. The video embodies what the heart of sustainability is all about. It focuses strongly on the social dimension but clearly shows the link between social sustainable, the use of land (‘the best beaches’) and other resources, and also depicts the huge discrepancy that can evolve between the lives of local people and the jet set that burns up fossil fuels.
Prof Odendaal: I very much like the notion of healing the world, starting from our little Island Paradise. This is more than just a nice idea. Mauritius is capable of becoming a leading example of “what is” and “what can be”. That is why baseline studies now are so important. Furthermore, when a small island can show the world it is doing everything right, it can exert far more pressure in international forums such as Copenhagen. The message is worth expanding into a 24 hour documentary, but a lot of work will be needed from where the current video is now. Nous kapav!
Prof Odendaal: Technically fair. With some guidance this film could be developed into a 24 min documentary for a half-hour television slot. It again reminds me that Mauritius can be a leader an all aspects of sustainability.