The One Ocean Film Tour presented by Blancpain is a world-class series of ocean-loving films focused on adventure, the aquatic environment and inspirational stories. This year’s tour features 7 short films including ocean conservation, surfing, diving, exploration and much much more.
Now in its second year, One Ocean has the vision to increase awareness about ocean protection and conservation by sharing films made by people who have dedicated their lives to the ocean and all her glory. All screenings are officially registered events with World Ocean Day.
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The One Ocean Film Tour is proudly presented in Australia and New Zealand by Blancpain. The tour is also supported by Thermos and Honu and presented in partnership with our community partners Sea Shepherd and Plastic Oceans.
One Ocean Film Tour 2021 Program:
Whales in a Changing Ocean (22min)
In Antarctica, nothing is stationary. The only constant is change. One noticeable and increasingly evident change is the recovery of the humpback whales that feed in the waters off the Antarctic Peninsula after industrial whaling almost wiped them out. In February 2020, wildlife filmmaker Richard Sidey was invited to join a team of scientists undertaking humpback whale research in Antarctica with Conservation International. Whales in a Changing Ocean follows the team as they observe humpback whale behaviour and gather information vital to protecting the Antarctic continent into the future.
A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story (12min). Director: Dana Brown
A Life of Endless Summers, The Bruce Brown Story is the exclusive retrospective story
on Bruce Brown's life told by the one who knew him best, his son, Dana Brown. It's a story of a man, a father, a husband, a filmmaker, a pioneer, a legend - a story of a life well-lived.
Eating Up Easter (30min). Director: Sergio Mata’u Rapu.Polynesia 2018
Eating Up Easter is a feature-length documentary directed by native Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata'u Rapu. The film explores the dilemma his people are facing. Crafted as a story passed down to his newborn son, Sergio intertwines the authentic history of the island with the stories of four islanders. In their own voices, these Rapanui reveal the reality of modern life and the actions they are taking to preserve their culture and environment amidst rapid development.
Murder at Sea (10min) Director: Mark Benjamin. 2020
“Murder at Sea” the thriller will expose the true cost of unchecked industrial fishing worldwide, the human lives sacrificed, the money made, the mounting environmental damage and the international security threats. This Greenpeace investigation film opens with a multiple murder mystery; the crime scene is the dazzling Western Central Pacific, where island nations dominate the seascape. Yet their fish stocks, their most valuable resource, are being strip-mined by voracious distant-water fishing fleets.
Singlehanded (8min). Director: Stash Wislocki. USA. 2020
A solo-circumnavigation is a daunting challenge for just about any sailor, let alone a sailor who happens to be a double amputee. Singlehanded takes us through the waters of Antarctica and the infamous Drake Passage (considered one of the most treacherous sailing destinations in the world) with Dustin Reynolds, the survivor of a life-altering accident who has sailed more than 20,000 miles alone over the past five years.
The Last Vaquita (13min)
A pair of brothers head to Mexico where they join a crew of ocean conservationists who are fighting to save the most endangered marine mammal on the planet - the Vaquita Porpoise. They experience the front-line fight between ocean conservationists Sea Shepherd and the poachers, backed by the Mexican cartel, who are devastating countless marine species. Caught up in a tale of greed and corruption, they witness a battle that seems all but lost and find themselves questioning their place in the world.
A Boy's Journey: Crossing The Alenuihaha Channel (24min). Director: Deveraux Gallagher. USA. 2020
On August 6, 2020, eleven-year-old Bobo Gallagher became the first person ever to cross the Alenuihaha Channel on a wing and a foil and only the second documented solo crossing of that crossing in history. This is his story.
One Screening Only. Celebrate The Environment, Tuesday 8 June at 6.30 pm.