Documentary Short

Women of the Mangrove

Astrid Peraza

Women of the Mangrove is the story of the Mudecoop Cooperative. Manzanillo is a small fishing village on Costa Rica's Pacific coast that grapples with poverty and government neglect. In response to this adversity, the women of Manzanillo joined forces to establish the Mudecop cooperative. This documentary aims to showcase the transformative power of projects led by women for their communities. While following the mangrove growth cycle the documentary tells the personal growth story of these women as well. Portraying how working together is so important in order to overcome their hardships, because when we talk about climate change working alone is not an option.