Garden of Youth


Director / DP - Tyler Haft
Produced by - Shea Perkins
Production Coordinator - Neil Christiansen
Production Assistant - Jenny Welbourn
Client - Reef
In association with - WeHeart

Kindergarten teacher, Marialena Santos Pineda, dreams that her students will lead a fulfilling professional career unlike the majority of her peers in her community. Isolated within the remote chain of islands commonly known as Bocas del Toro, the people Bahia Roja struggle with transportation expenses and are unable to send their children to receive a higher education. With the aid of the non-profit organization, Give and Surf, Marialena was able to obtain her bachelors degree in teaching to educate from within her community in hopes of a progressive future.