Why turtle hatchlings need the sea

The life cycle of a marine turtle is complex. Nowadays, they are facing challenging changes to their habitats and encounter all kinds new dangers imposed upon them by modern humans. All sea turtle species are threatened with extinction. To help save sea turtles, marine conservation facilities around the world hatch sea turtle eggs and keep the hatchlings in tanks until they have grown stronger and more fit for a survival in the wild.

The Jetlagged’s short film “Fragile” talks with sea turtle conservationist Siân Williams of the Gili Eco Trust, who explains why baby sea turtles need the sea immediately after they hatched out of their nests and why it is best to let nature take care of them.

A W A R D S :
Handle Climate Change Film Festival, China 2018 – Bronze Award Short Category
41st Festival PAF Tachov International Festival of Underwater Photography & Films 2019 – 3rd place Diving films – professional films
3rd Prize Sea & Beach Tourism Film – Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival, Portugal, 2019

F I L M   F E S T I V A L   S C R E E N I N G S :
International Ecological Film Festival TO SAVE AND PRESERVE, June 2018, Russia
GNG Green Earth Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2018 USA – Semifinalist
Moving Waters Film Festival, Bangalore, India, 2018
China International Green Film Week, October 10, 2018, Beijing, China
11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, October, 2018, Malaysia
Voices from the Waters International Traveling Film Festival, October 2018 India
Green Screen – The Environmental Film Festival November 2018, Trinidad and Tobago
FIIN Festival Internacional de Imagem de Natureza, December 1 – 10, Portugal, 2018
22th International Underwater Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, Dec 2018
International Ocean Film Festival San Francisco, USA, March 2019
Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm Festival, Slovakia, 2019
The MY HERO International Short Film Festival, Santa Monica, USA, June 2019
22 Gran Paradiso Film Festival, Italy, July 2019
CineMare Int’l Ocean Film Festival Kiel, Germany, October, 2019