‘Kokota: The Islet of Hope’ – Mbarouk Mussa Omar is from a small East African Island called Pemba. Nearly ten years ago he visited a tiny neighbouring islet called Kokota and was shocked by what he saw. Kokota was teetering towards collapse, and Mbarouk knew climate change and deforestation were the culprits. He desperately wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man from Pemba possibly do? ‘Kokota’ tells the story of Mbarouk’s quest to help Kokota. This short introduces viewers to resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and tells the story of how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island. This inspirational film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts. Eric Moe Award – Environmental Film Festival 2017. Best Canadian Short Film – Planet in Focus Film Festival 2016. Best Cinematography – Atlantic Film Festival 2016. Official Selections 2017: Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Tideland Doc Fest, Frozen River Film Festival, DC Environmental Film Festival, South African Eco Film Festival, Earth Day Environmental Film Festival, FICA & Zanzibar International Film Festival. Official Selections 2016: Atlantic Film Festival, I Imagine Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Planet in Focus, Silver Wave Film Festival & Tasmania Eco Film Festival.