Fighting Silent Killers with Photography

An interview with filmmaker Christine Ren

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Art direction, modeling & editing: Christine Ren (Portfolio) Photography: Jose G. Cano (http://josegcano.com) Hair & MUA: : Kungy Gay Cano Additional models: : Emma Porteus, Moana Mink BTS footage: Brad Watt Assistant: Caroline Trembath

“What if I told you that a single abandoned fishing net could last up to 400 years in the ocean, killing and entangling marine life and coral reefs? They call them ghost nets. What I call them, silent killers “.

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Art direction, modeling & editing: Christine Ren (http://www.theunderwaterwoman.com/) Photography: Jose G. Cano (http://josegcano.com) Hair & MUA: : Kungy Gay Cano Additional models: : Emma Porteus, Moana Mink BTS footage: Brad Watt Assistant: Caroline Trembath

In the beautiful letter, you wrote to your hypothetical daughter, you talk about hope (“without it, we are lost”) and about the fact that “magic is still possible”. Is it? Why is it important to keep hope alive?

You cannot hope if you do not love the world, if you do not see beauty, love, empathy, and compassion overarchingly through the darkness.

Where do you see humanity in 20 years?

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