"Planet Ocean" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot
Planet Ocean takes us on an amazing journey over the entire planet via spectacular new aerial and underwater imagery. The film first dives into the secrets of the ocean – source of life, evolution of species, migration, predation – exploring exuberant coral reefs and mysteries of the abyss. Then everything changes: man appears and takes over the Planet Ocean. He invents fishing, conquers the seas, discovers oil and globalizes the world. Nothing will ever be the same. The film's narration explores man's vulnerability and the effects of our lifestyle on the oceans that sustain us. The humanistic vision of Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot invites us to preserve the world's oceans and commit ourselves to respecting life and its beauty.
Tara Expeditions shared with the filmmakers our network of scientists and the information they accumulated during the expeditions.
“Planet Ocean”is a 90-minute documentary filmed in HD, produced by Hope Production in association with Tara Expeditions, in partnership with the Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches OMEGA.
“Planet Ocean”received the 2012 Award for Best Cinematography at the Blue Ocean Film Festival in Monterey (USA). EVENTS
- DVD and Blu-Ray by Universal Pictures Video is now available. - Broadcast on France 2 television December 23 at 3:40pm. - Film projections for schools at the Géode on the Dec.19.
The film will be made available free-of-charge to educational networks, public institutions and NGOs.
Stopovers of the Tara Oceans Polar Circle expedition
- Tromsö (Norway); From June 13 until June 21 - Murmansk (Russia) From June 24 until June 29 - Doudinka (Russia) From July 26 until August 1st - Franz Joseph (Russia) From August 7th until August 9th - Pevek (Russia) From August 30th until September 3rd - Tuktoyaktuk (Canada) From September 18th until 21th September - Resolute (Canada) From October 1st until October 5th - Ilulissat (Canada) From October 15th until October 20th - Québec (Canada) From November 10th until November 16th - St Pierre-et-Miquelon From November 20th until November 24th - Lorient From December 6th
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations speaks to Tara at Rio +20
Part of the speach :
"Earlier this year, I had the chance to board the Tara Expeditions when it docked in New York. The crew was really inspiring. They shared so much information with me about oceans and climate change. I am really grateful that they are raising awareness around the world … and I am very proud that the United Nations is supporting them. As I stood on the Tara that day in February, I stood on the deck and looked out at downtown Manhattan. We were surrounded by skyscrapers but we had a window on the deep blue sea. It was a reminder that our worlds are connected. I promised the crew that I would continue working with dedication for the planet’s oceans. Now, Rio has to put more wind in our sails, so we can navigate the waves to a better future. Let us advance for our oceans and our world."