We are now into the thick of producing Moving Sushi into a documentary, and as a result our world has become immersed in sound bites,voice overs, colour, design andstorytelling. In this process we came acros thisdocumentary that is anything but traditional.Receivinggreat reviews It's a near-wordless, almost abstract depiction of an 80-foot groundfishing boat heading out of New Bedford, Mass. A mesh of sounds, with no voice over direction- just images of a world on board and around a fishing boat out at sea. Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, Taylor is director of Harvard University's Sensory Ethnography Lab, where they explore art through the sensoryexperienceof being inside of aparticularculture."We still wanted to create this multiplicity of perspectives that would relativize the human," he says. Perspectives that "would make the spectator rethink humanity's relationship to nature, in relationship to a plethora of other beings, of other animals, of other kind of inanimate objects — the elements, the earth, the sky, the sea, the boat, mechanization, fish, crustaceans, starfish — everything that is involved in the ecology of what's going on in industrial fishing today."
Just the trailer alone is an overwhelming sensory experience, take a look for yourself.
We are very proud to announce that Mike has been voted in as a member of the Explorers Club.
With its international multidisciplinary professional society the club encourages intrepid, envelope-pushing adventurers to assemble and share information about the earth, oceans, air, space, ancient civilizations and species, science and to promote conservation. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide.
The Island Presidentis a 2011 documentary film about the efforts of then-Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to tackle climate change.
Directed by Jon Shenk, it tells the story of former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, grappling with the daunting prospect of his country fighting for physical survival and his citizens becoming ‘environmental refugees.’
After bringing democracy to the Indian Ocean nation following 30 years of despotic rule, Nasheed now faces an even greater challenge: rising sea levels that threaten to submerge the Maldives' nearly 2000 islands.
Sometimes full of very painful contradictions it is still an interesting in that it leaves viewers with the distinct impression that this is a world leader whose eye is firmly on the long game, even when he admits it's a game he might lose.
As a BBC Journalist described: "The reason to see "The Island President" is to meet Nasheed himself - charismatic, brilliant, visionary and now facing serious backlash in his own country. You might walk into the theater not knowing where or what the Maldives are, but you'll walk out caring more than you ever thought you would. "
How did life in the oceans originate billions of years ago? And how could the immense diversity of animals and plants that surround us today emerge out of the first organisms? What unknown species hide in deep, dark oceans? How are humans changing the oceans? And how can we exploit the riches of the oceans, without destroying the marine world?
Frank Schätzingembarks on a journey through timeand space to explore the secrets ofthe world’s oceans. It's a lot of fun, and very visually entertaining.
”Universe of the Oceans” spans a spectacular return from the past to the present day. The big key events in our history come alive just as are the great moments of discovery, research, and development.
Can we imagine a film that would change the way people look at the ocean? Can we explain simply, to everyone, the greatest natural mystery of our planet? And lastly, can we help our children believe in a better and more sustainable world tomorrow?
This is the triple challenge of a new cinema adventure signed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and editor- in-chief Michael Pitiot, who brings with him the scientific missions of TARA, a unique pool of researchers, oceanographers and biolo- gists from several countries. Thanks to its astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet.
The film narrates the most marvelous and also the most terrifying human experiences of our time. Filmed in extreme geographical conditions all over the globe, it describes the modern Odyssey of people who go out to discover their blue planet.
The film is also a plea for humanity to respect the world in which we live. It serves a noble and universal cause that will be defended at the next Earth Summit, in Rio, in 2012.
The BBC has long been a source of inspiration for so many of us when it comes to peeking inside the natural world. Narrated by David Attenborough the Series Fish , is a marvel for all underwater enthusiasts and conservationists.
"Fish dominate the planet's waters through their astonishing variety of shape and behavior ". The series has about 8 episodes covering all aspects of life underwater like 'working as a team", or "creating life". It's a wonderful journey into underwater world and since this month our expedition The Marine Transect oficially sets sail we thought that a little underwater inspiration would be worth the while.
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you can find the series details here at the BBC site: