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Fiji The Focus Of Global TV Series

Fiji’s pristine environment and scenery will feature on a web TV show that involves leading thinkers and doers discussing solutions to the biggest challenges facing Planet Earth. Called Turtle Talks,
18 Apr 2015 09:45
Fiji The Focus Of Global TV Series
Turtle Talks creator Monica Laurence (middle) is flanked by pilot Desmond Benefield and Loren Kumar in Nadi after arriving from US. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Fiji’s pristine environment and scenery will feature on a web TV show that involves leading thinkers and doers discussing solutions to the biggest challenges facing Planet Earth.

Called Turtle Talks, the web series is devoted to driving conversation to accelerate positive change.

Turtle Talks creator Monica Laurence, who is in Fiji shooting the series on Turtle Island in the Yasawa Group, says the series will premiere next Wednesday.

She said Turtle Talks was borne out of the beauty and very special energy of Fiji and added that she believed it was a message that would truly resonate with viewers.

The San Francisco, California, resident said the shoot enabled her to understand the beauty of Fiji in the Fijian people and in the pristine, wild islands.

“The Fijian people readily share their exuberant joy, their humble generosity, and their abundant love. Fiji is a place where the soul of a visitor is touched, and even transformed,” Ms Laurence said.

“I created Turtle Talks to share this spirit of Fiji with the world so that people everywhere can imagine and be moved to create an extraordinary life of beauty despite if they cannot come to Fiji.

“The breathtaking vistas of the islands, the white sands, the glistening surf, and even the gentle winds wrap each visitor in nature’s majesty.

“I was forever touched by the Fijian people and breathtaking islands and created Turtle Talks to harness the spirit of Fiji and share it with the rest of the world.”

Ms Laurence says the idea for the show was inspired by Turtle Island, one of the first clean energy resorts in the world.

She said each talk begins with the simple premise of the inevitable, that one day humanity will advance to solve our greatest challenges.

“Our approach is a fundamental shift in focus as we imagine the world how it should be because we believe passionately in the power of vision and conversation to connect us, and to shape our actions and accelerate change,” the 51-year-old mother of three children said.

“The first Turtle Talks gathers leaders in clean energy to imagine a future in which pollution is eradicated and all energy is generated from clean, renewable sources.

“This first Turtle Talks will premiere on Earth Day, 2015 on Turtle Talk TV on the internet where people can be part of it via social media.

Ms Laurence, is the niece of Richard Evanson Snr, lauded eco-visionary and owner of Turtle Island. She grew up spending time with her uncle, who purchased the island in 1972, and been visiting Fiji frequently ever since.

The Turtle Talks TV can be viewed on (Intro video – https://youtu.be/S5uikpeGCg4 ) or Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/turtletalkstv

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 




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