Oceans

Surface plankton produce 50% of the oxygen that we breathe. Enormous underwater currents that circumvent the planet once in 1000 years, stabilize global temperatures. The ocean, the source of all life, is also the largest absorber CO2.

Through the process of the water cycle, the ocean provides humans not only with fresh water to drink, but also has been feeding coastal populations for thousands of years.

Coral reefs and life underwater belong to the most flourishing and diverse ecosystems that humanity can imagine. However, the oceans are at risk because of human activity. The rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere is also raising the acidity levels of the water, which makes life for corals and all vertebrate species impossible. Plastic waste transcends all five large oceans, breaking down into microparticles and working its way into the food chain. Gigantic fishing fleets have made every edible fish an endangered species, and every unedible species a casualty of globalism.

The oceans, and with it, our world, are on the brink of collapse. The films below present rarely showed correlations and create awareness for the wonderful life underwater.

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.”
― Hermann Broch

Our Film Tips on "Oceans"

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The End of the Line

“Where did all the fish go? - We ate them.” "The End of the Line" is a classic must-see on the subject of overfishing.

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Planet Ocean

A plea for the ocean's conservation: extremely impressive aerial and underwater footage show the origins of life on the planet.
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A Plastic Ocean

What happens to the millions of plastic bags that drift into the ocean? After four years of filming in 20 locations all around the globe, "A Plastic Ocean" sheds light on the consequences of this disaster for marine species, our planet and us - and shows some possible solutions.
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Sea the Truth

If we continue to consume fish at our current rates, the ocean will be fished out in 40 years. "Sea the Truth" illuminates the facts around the largest ecosystem on Earth and debunks the notion of 'sustainable' fishing.
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Sharkwater

A entertaining mix between a crime thriller, environmental documentary and animal rights film. The photographer Rob Stewart’s first fantastic film, in which he cuddles with sharks and redefines how we perceive the ocean's greatest predators. "Sharkwater" has prompted various countries to ban shark-fin trade.
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The Last Giants

The greatest diversity of whale species is found in the strait between Africa and Europe. In the same space, hundreds of containerships pass though this narrow space every day. The courageous Swiss Katherin Heyer gives medical assistance to injured whales, at the intersection of global consumer society and the last giants.
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Oceans

The most breathtaking documentary about Oceans out there. Previously undocumented unforgettable perspectives, Jacques Perrin's camera techniques are magical and mysterious to behold. Suitable for children.
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Chasing Coral

Coral reefs are disappearing all over the world at unprecedented rates. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on an exciting oceanic adventure to discover the causes of this phenomenon and with ground-breaking camera technology, document the change for the whole world to see. Main film at Films for the Earth Festival 2017.
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Sonic Sea

We would be wrong to assume the ocean is a quiet place. Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But the noisiest creature in the seven seas aren't whales – it's us humans: Marine vessels, sonic probing and military tests erupt and disrupt every life in the ocean, leading to mass beaching of whales and more.
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Revolution

"Revolution" is a film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following Director Rob Stewart over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct.

More Films on "Oceans"

The Most Exciting Clips on "Oceans"

Black Swan: Dance with a Shark

Shark Dancer

The Ocean Clean-up

The Ocean Clean-up

Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean

Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean

How do whales sing?

How do whales sing?

Farming the Sea

One Plastic Beach

Raw for the Ocean

I am the ocean

I am the ocean

I am coral

I am coral