WaterBear Network launches Nikon Europe: A Lens on the World
November 9, 2021
WaterBear, a free streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet, has announced the launch of Nikon Europe’s first WaterBear Original documentary “A Lens on the World”. Cementing the partnership between Nikon Europe and WaterBear, the documentary follows the creation of a dedicated Nikon channel on WaterBear and the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition, showcasing some of the world’s best environmental photographs.
Premiering on 9th November on the WaterBear platform, the film follows Kiliii Yuyan, an award-winning documentary photographer of both Nanai/Hèzhé (East Asian Indigenous) and Chinese-American ancestry based in Seattle, Washington, as he investigates the detrimental impact of the huge decline in Chinook salmon numbers on both the local indigenous communities and on the Southern Resident orca populations in the region. “A Lens on the World” not only uncovers the knowledge, dedication and passion it takes to be an environmental photographer, it also highlights why incredible imagery plays an important role in solving the issues the world faces.
Julian Harvie, Head of Marketing Nikon Northern Europe: “We cannot wait to launch the inspiring short documentary “A Lens On The World ” next month. Reaffirming our belief, like WaterBear’s, in the power of storytelling to drive change, this film showcases a powerful way of illuminating the importance of narrative through photography. Told through the talent of our Nikon photographers using Nikon cameras, the film draws attention to the huge decline in Chinook salmon populations in a way that we believe will connect people to this significant story like never before.”
WaterBear is a groundbreaking streaming platform showcasing award-winning documentaries as well as original content inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WaterBear members are able to stream video at any time, and on any device all for free, facilitating awareness, education and action.