BAJO: Guardians Of The Reef
In a time when we are so detached from the natural world, A group of people called the Bajau are still inspiringly close to the water.
Sulawesi is at the epicentre of worldwide marine bio diversity. Bajau people have lived and hunted in these waters for centuries with communities made up of some of the most renowned natural free divers in the world. Dafrin identifies as Bajau, he is a priest and a free diver, and has stopped using bombs to catch fish, and retreated to the traditional Bajau technique of free diving. The ocean is his communities life source and he sees himself as a protector.
For many indigenous people, dynamite fishing is the only way to compete with the live fish trade.
Alice Colfox | Boris Thompson-Roylance
United Kingdom | 5 min