Across the Salty Roads

Guillaume Beaudoin’s journey hitchhiking by sail across the South Pacific Islands to document the impact of climate change on local communities.

6 episodes

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The South Pacific Islands are made up of lush greenery, multicoloured seas, windswept salty beaches, and rich historic cultures. They are also undergoing immense environmental challenges due to the global impact of climate change. Rising sea levels, salinization of crops, the significant loss of biodiversity, and plastic pollution are all part of everyday conversations for the inhabitants of Tahiti, Fiji, Tuvalu, the Marquesas, and the thousands of other islands and archipelagos in this region. Montréal-based cinematographer, photographer, and director Guillaume Beaudoin embarks on a 7-month journey hitchhiking by sail, to collect video stories of locals taking initiatives in the fight against climate change.

Episodes

Across the Salty Roads / Episode 05
8:26

05. Traditional Fishing

Using traditional methods of managing resources as a way to resolve pressing climate and environmental issues is a hot topic…

Across the Salty Roads / Episode 04
10:02

04. The Coral Gardeners

Guillaume embarks on a Tahiti-Mo’orea crossing to reach new South Pacific islands on his route that will enable him to…

Across the Salty Roads / Episode 03
14:08

03. Tuamotus & Tahiti

During his stay in the Tuamotus and Tahiti, Guillaume was lucky enough to spend quality time filming and swimming with…

Across the Salty Roads / Episode 02
7:55

02. The Marquesas

Guillaume reached his first island destination, Ua Huka, as his boat is greeted by a pod of dancing wild dolphins,…

Across the Salty Roads / Episode 01
7:29

01. The Panama Crossing

After securing his first ride in the port of Panama, Guillaume embarked on a 62-foot catamaran with five other crew…

Across the Salty Roads / Episode 00
2:15

Preboarding Interview

Across the Salty Roads is the initiative of Montréal-based cinematographer, photographer, and director Guillaume Beaudoin. In this preboarding interview, he…