HOLY (un)HOLY RIVER

Directed By: Jake Norton and Pete McBride
Duration: 0:60:00
Synopsis: Holy (un)Holy River follows the world’s most revered and reviled rivers, the great Ganges River of India. The film’s directors, Jake Norton and Pete McBride, followed the river source-to- sea in 2013, documenting its intense beauty and struggles.

THE STRONG PEOPLE

Produced By: Heather Hoglund
Duration: 0:36:00
Synopsis: The Strong People is an award-winning documentary chronicling the largest dam removal project in US history on the Elwha River in Olympic Peninsula, Washington. It is told through the eyes of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe that has long resided in the area, looking specifically at how these dams have affected the life ways of their people.

CHASING CORAL

Directed By: Jeff Orlowski
Duration: 1:33:00
Synopsis: Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

AGHANASHINI

Directed By: Ashwini Kumar Bhat
Duration: 0:41:00
Synopsis: The film is about a river of the Western Ghats – “Aghanashini”, which is a unique river from two aspects. First, it still flows in the same course since thousands of years due to absence of any dams. Second, It doesn’t have any industries along its course. So its water is pure through the year.

AN OCEAN’S MYSTERY

Produced By: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
Duration: 0:46:00
Synopsis: An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch is an award-winning ocean conservation film that investigates one of the most important stories of our time: how close we are to a global crash in fish populations.

BEYOND THE SURFACE

Directed By: Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, David Homcy
Duration: 0:46:00
Synopsis: Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer, joins other women on a tour of southern India to see how surfing, yoga and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the planet.

DANUBE – EUROPE’S AMAZON

Directed By: Rita and Michael Schlamberger
Duration: 0:44:55
Synopsis: From its romantic shores, its wild nature to its baroque art, the fascination of the Danube is inescapable. As the Danube flows through its various landscapes, it transforms. Influenced by weather and climatic extremes, it is in constant motion. Floods and drought determine life on the great river just as much as the seasons. They influence migration, mating and breeding, as well as hunting and hibernation. Wherever the Danube flows, it impacts nature and people’s lives.

THE SUPER SALMON

Directed By: Ryan Peterson
Duration: 0:25:00
Synopsis: A salmon in Alaska makes an unlikely journey on “the Mount Everest of rivers” – the Susitna – as residents consider the costs/benefits of a government-proposed mega-dam. A humorous, emotional, and ultimately powerful story of learning to recognize what we love and when to fight for it.

SEEKING SANCTUARY

Directed By: Nick Jones
Duration: 0:11:00
Synopsis: In a world where human activity poses an ever-increasing threat, St. Joseph’s Atoll is one of the few places left for sharks to take refuge. After three years of tracking and studying the local sharks, marine biologist, Ornella Weideli, sheds light on how two different species have come to thrive in this constantly changing habitat.

Join the Save Our Seas research team and discover a rare ecosystem bursting with life. Then
see how every inhabitant is at the mercy of the lagoon. When the tide changes, is this sanctuary really safe?

SONIC SEA

Produced By: Michelle Dougherty, Daniel Hinerfeld
Duration: 0:60:00
Synopsis: Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military
ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former US Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean.

GUAM – FROM MANTAS TO CORAL FLUORESCENCE

Directed By: Vanessa Cara-Kerr
Duration: 0:03:10
Synopsis: “Vanessa Cara-Kerr started underwater filming in 2014 and hasn’t stopped ever since. Now she films under the name “Reef Patrol” and collaborates with ocean conservation organisations do help make the world a better place… for the coral reefs. 

Guam is a short film capturing the beautiful landscape, MANTARAYS and the CORAL FLUORESCENCE!

I AM MORGAN

Directed By: Heiko Grimm, Carlos Godó Borrás, Irene Buesa García
Duration: 0:04:34
Synopsis: In 2010, a young female orca was spotted swimming alone in the waters of the Netherlands. Although emaciated, she was free-swimming when she was captured by a local theme park (Dolfinarium Harderwijk). Unfortunately, the theme park never fulfilled the ‘rehabilitation and
release’ part of their capture permit.

WE LIVE UNDERWATER

Produced By: The Jetlagged
Duration: 0:06:00
Synopsis: Coral reefs worldwide are threatened, suffering from pollution, overfishing and global warming. According to the WWF, we have already lost 27% of the world’s coral reefs. If present rates of destruction continue, 60% of the world’s coral reefs will be gone in the next 30 years.

THE PALE HORSE – CORAL APOCALYPSE

Produced By: The Jetlagged
Duration: 0:08:40
Synopsis: The Jetlagged came across severe coral bleaching within the Coral Triangle in 2016. They witnessed healthy reefs they have dived for years fading and dying. Utterly shocked, they felt the urge to document and show the world the eerie sight of pale corals and white reefs and explain why this was happening.

With it, comes a personally emotional and strong appeal: we still have time to save the reefs – but we have to change the way we treat our world immediately.

DESIRE – MEXICO CENOTE CAVE DIVING TULUM

Directed By: Vanessa Cara-Kerr
Duration: 0:02:47
Synopsis: “Vanessa Cara-Kerr started underwater filming in 2014 and hasn’t stopped ever since. Now she films under the name “Reef Patrol” and collaborates with ocean conservation organisations do help make the world a better place… for the coral reefs. 

Diving the Cenotes in Mexico was one of the most beautiful sceneries the team witnessed… this film is a very special passion project dedicated to the beautiful hidden world.

WHY DO WHALES SING?

Directed By: Rémi Cans
Duration: 0:05:13
Synopsis: Communicating underwater is challenging. Light and odors don’t travel well, but sound moves about four times faster in water than in air — which means marine mammals often use sounds to communicate. The most famous of these underwater vocalizations is undoubtedly the whale song. In this TED-Ed animated short, Stephanie Sardelis decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.

SMALL DAMS, BIG PROBLEMS

Duration: 0:10:43
Synopsis: Our efforts to tap into green and renewable energy have resulted in a rapid proliferation of ‘small’ hydro-power projects in India. More than 7000 such projects are either commissioned or are under various stages of planning, mostly in the biologically diverse Western Ghats and Himalayan landscapes. Do these projects actually benefit local communities, and does scientific data support the claim that these projects have no environmental impacts? Are small hydro-power projects the miracle energy solution we’ve been looking for? While exploring the impacts and policy loopholes of the small hydro-power sector, these are some of the questions this film tries to answer.

Appetite for Invasives

Produced By: Emily V. Driscoll, Nancy Rosenthal and Gaelin Rosenwaks
Duration: 0:6:00
Synopsis: ‘Appetite for Invasives’ is a short documentary about eating invasive species, like Lionfish and Asian Carp, to take pressure off of over-fished species and remove threats to native animals. The film follows exotic foods specialist Gene Rurka as he chooses the menu and recipes for 112th Explorers Club Annual Dinner reception. Carl Safina, Ecologist and founder of The Safina Center, consults with Rurka on his seafood choices and discusses the challenges and implications of eating invasive species.

KALI FESTIVAL

Directed By: Neil D’souza
Duration: 0:04:00
Synopsis: An event that lasted three days long, but an experience that will last forever.

Somewhere in the middle of a forest lays the river Kali, running wild and free though the Western Ghats. Untamed, ruthless and harsh, like a snake in search of its prey. I’m kidding. It’s controlled by a dam, and you need luck to be in the river when the water gates are opened. And Ganeshgudi, a small town in Karnataka close to Dandeli and known for its adventure sports, was the epicenter of the Kali Kayaking festival.

FOUR MUMS IN A BOAT

Directed By: Simon Tucker
Duration: 0:44:00
Synopsis: When four middle aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds. With an average age of 47 and two children each, the women had no ocean rowing experience when they decided to follow their dreams and attempt the unthinkable.  Three years later they were lining up with some of the
world’s strongest ocean adventurers at the starting line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Considered one of the toughest ocean endurance challenges known to mankind the odds were stacked against the mums from the start. This is the story of four ordinary women who dared to dream of becoming world record breakers as the oldest women to ever row an ocean.  Four Mums in a Boat is a journey of determination,  personal discovery and hope.

PLASTIK – THE REAL SEA MONSTER

Directed By: Max Mönch, Friedemann Hottenbacher
Duration: 0:52:00
Synopsis: Plastic floats. This is where our story begins. Millions of tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year, from rivers and shores, ships and platforms. The world’s scientists have studied the phenomenon and come to alarming conclusions.

Plastic contains synthetic hormones that are released when it breaks down. Once in seawater, toxins accumulate in plastic at a density a million times higher than normal. Fish and seabirds ingest the plastic, and it ultimately winds up in our bodies. Worse still, plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Instead, it becomes trapped in vast whirlpools of
garbage called gyres. A few of these are larger than Spain and Portugal combined.

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