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Melasti: A Festival of Hope

by Mish Hamid last modified Oct 28, 2013 11:20 AM

The Melasti Festival is a ceremony held several days before the start of the Balinese New Year to honor the world’s waters in recognition of its power. Melasti: A Festival of Hope looks at the different environmental challenges surrounding the marine and coastal areas of Bali, and the partnerships established for the conservation and sustainable use of its coastal and marine resources. The video offers a unique glimpse of Balinese life, particularly on its three inseparable threads: faith, culture and the environment (13 minutes). The film is courtesy the GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Programme on Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA). Please go to this link if the video does not load: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1307670639555782540

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