Hanli Prinsloo and Peter Marshall, co-founders of I Am Water, pretty much live in the water. Their lives are dedicated to Ocean Conservation.
They recognize the importance of local communities in the future fight to conserve the oceans. Too often, these communities have become further and further removed from the very seas they live beside. I Am Water brings the children of these communities back to the sea to learn to swim and to dive. As these children learn to love the sea again, so they will have a greater hand in protecting it.
We love the Ocean and the passion of Hanli and Peter to protect it. We wanted to help out. We shot the film with a tiny crew in a coastal township near Cape Town, the home of the film’s hero and her family, and on the beach nearby.