On Wednesday, May 25, the documentary premiered at the Víctor Cinema Save Tenerife, produced by the documentary filmmaker from Tenerife Philip Ravin. Around 700 people attended this long-awaited premiere by the population of Tenerife.
With a duration of 45 minutes, the piece shows images that had never before been recorded in Tenerifesuch as large 12-meter whales feeding or concentrations of more than 200 small newborn sharks (dogfish).
However, the message that this piece aims to spread is the worrying state of the island of Tenerife. Almost a million inhabitants, more than 800,000 cars and 6 million tourists are some of the figures that show that the Island is suffering much greater pressure than it can withstand, and it is something that has been noted in recent years in the natural spaces of Tenerife. 90% of the fish biomass has been lost in the last 50 years, the whale population in the south of the island suffers from chronic stress and a long list of worrying scientific data appears in this documentary, and that shows the unsustainable situation that it suffers Tenerife currently.
“A change in Tenerife’s development model is urgent. We are a limited territory, and if the island continues with this infinite growth, it may be that in a very few years we will no longer be able to say that we live in a paradise” Ravina affirmed during the presentation speech.
The documentary features the testimony of biology experts from the University of La Laguna such as Dr. Natacha Aguilar or Dr. Jacobo Marrero, the prestigious Tenerife underwater photographer Francis Pérez or the tourism expert Dr. Pedro Dorta. To this is added a long list of collaborators, among which the whale watching company Bonadea II and the Atlantic Eco Diving diving center stand out, and even the well-known diving brand Cressi joined in supporting this initiative.
‘Salvar Tenerife’ will be open soon so that the entire population can see it, and its message reaches every corner of the Canary archipelago and the rest of the world.