For years, the residents of Réunion, a small island off the coast of Madagascar, have lived in coexistence with the vast ocean and its shark inhabitants that surround it. But since 2011, the number of shark attacks has increased to the point of crisis for the small island, leaving many puzzled as to what changed.
In part one of this documentary, Motherboard investigates the potential ecological and man-made causes for this recent spike in contact between humans and sharks, and its impact on the evolving complexity of the relationship between man and nature on this tiny island.
A week-long extravaganza of experimental short form videos.
We'll roll out a different pilot episode each day this week here on our YouTube channel and on Motherboard.vice.com. So go ahead and join us, and let us know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to Motherboard's inaugural Pilot Week.