18 Nov 2020

Venue: Online

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

Wednesdays for the Planet is a series of online screenings and virtual presentations with experts highlighting the natural world and other environmental challenges our planet faces. The virtual screenings are for educational purposes, non-profit and non-commercial.

In partnership with the Crisis Management Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNEP in Haiti, we are screening online and holding a virtual discussion on Thus Spoke the Sea by Haitian filmmaker Arnold Antonin.

Film: Thus Spoke the Sea

The Haitian Sea, as you’ve never seen or heard it before. In this documentary, the Sea tells its story with the Haitian people. Wave after wave, the Sea showcases its riches, reveals its mysteries, and raises the alarm.

From the excessive use of its resources to the consequences of climate change and pollution, the Sea tells its own adventures through its different shades of blue. The Sea gives a frank and candid depiction of the challenges and opportunities to seize before it’s too late. Voodoo priestesses, fishermen, merchants, entrepreneurs, urban planners, historians, biologists, climate experts – as the children of Haiti, stand together with their Sea. They also voice its tale.

This film is an invitation to travel, discover, and also to raise awareness. Haiti’s fate will be linked to the coasts, or not at all.


Arnold Antonin

Film Director

Fabien Monteils

Country Representative and Head of Programme - UNEP in Haiti

Virtual Discussion

On Wednesday, 11 November, at 13:30 (CET), join the virtual discussion by registering below on Webex or participating on Facebook Live.

  • 13:30 – Welcome remarks
  • 13:30 – 13:45 Fabien Monteils, UNEP Country Representative and Head of Programme – Haiti
  • 13:45 – 14:05 Arnold Antonin, Film Director (in French)
  • 14:05 – 14:30 Q&A

Online Screening

Viewers are invited to watch the documentary online prior to the live virtual discussion. Please click on the links below to view the documentary in different languages.

English, French and Spanish