The Galápagos archipelago is famous for its flora and fauna, but it is also home to 30,000 people. How did people come to live in such a hostile environment? What drew them to the islands? What keeps them here? What challenges do they see on the horizon? These stories have not been widely shared, and we want to change that. We are interviewing community elders, naturalist guides, park service officials, and tourists. The films that we construct from these interviews will tell the story of 20th century immigration to the Islands, the hardships of the early days, and the difficulties that have come with increased population size, development, and tourism.

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