Saturday, June 23, 2012

Planet Ocean : revealing marine majesty

A brilliant 90-minute documentary filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, along with their team in partnership with the scientific support of Tara Expeditions, captures the extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans - the source of all life on our planet.
Planet Ocean, presented at Earth Summit 2012 in Rio de Janeiro (RIO+20), Brazil in June, is a collaborative film that aims to explain some of the planet's greatest natural mysteries and highlights how essential it is that mankind learns to live in harmony with our oceans.

From Omega

The premiere of Planet Ocean at the Rio+20 Summit presents outstanding aerial and underwater ocean views from across more than 20 countries to illustrate and educate the audience about the beauty covering the surface of our planet and the challenges we have forced upon the marine ecosystems we depend on.

Directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot have worked with other activists, scientists and enthusiasts to bring to audiences the 90-minute documentary that serves not only as a prime example of Earth’s beauty, but as an illustration of the dangers that threaten our ocean and our entire planet.
It was been created to change the way people look at the oceans and encourages them to imagine conservation as a globally-shared responsibility.

his collaborative film aims to explain some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries and highlights how essential it is that mankind learns to live in harmony with our oceans.
The majestic underwater imagery brings to life the relationship we have with this precious life source and how it has changed over time as we have developed.

Planet Ocean also serves as reminder of the bond between humans and nature, and the duty that exists to protect and respect our planet.
It allows young people to imagine that a more sustainable world is not only desirable but achievable.

As president and founder of GoodPlanet, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is committed to raising public awareness of environmental issues.
Throughout his life he has been incredibly involved with various productions that have emphasized his enthusiasm and passion for the natural environment.

Michael Pitiot has also dedicated his life to exploring and capturing the environment.
More recently his productions have focused on the mysteries and explorations of the oceans, and the relationship humans have with this marine environment.

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