Directed By: Priya Thuvassery
Duration: 0:52:00
Synopsis: 

This will be a filmmaker’s journey with Uma, a certified scuba diver, exploring the underwater world & the threat to coral reefs of Gulf of Mannar, India. Born in a traditional family in Tamil Nadu 53 years old Uma, a homemaker, has been trying to bring attention to this alarming environmental issue through her paintings. It is, in fact, these corals that inspired Uma to learn how to swim, dive & paint in her 50s.

Produced By: Netflix
Directed By: Jeff Orlowski
Duration: 1:30:00
Synopsis: Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

Directed By: Nikki Dodd and Rory Moon
Duration: 0:07:39
Synopsis: 

Plastic is all around us. From packaging for our food to synthetic fabric for our clothes, plastic has become an inescapable reality. A significant portion of this plastic winds up in the ocean, where it not only threatens marine life, but human health too. When did we become so addicted to plastic? And what can we do to break our addiction?

Produced By: Reef Patrol
Duration: 0:04:00
Synopsis: 

WEATHER – a Coral Nightmare” is a very special project by Reef Patrol. Filmed in one of the hardest years for coral reefs around the globe (due to climate change, global warming, and all the other environmental issues), they have captured it in all its beauty before it is too late.

Directed By: Marco D. Biemann
Duration: 0:11:00
Synopsis: 

A small island off Cebu in central Philippines thrives in the abundance of their natural beauty. Malapascua Island is the only place in the world where Thresher Sharks can be predictably seen almost every day, all year long, supporting tourism and providing livelihoods to its locals.

But Malapascua lie in the path of Super Typhoon Haiyan when it violently ravaged Philippine land and sea in November 2013. Rebuilding his life in the aftermath, a local dive guide explores the devastating effects underwater and fervently hopes for the survival of the resident thresher sharks.

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?

Directed By: SEBASTIAN SOLBERG
Duration: 0:06:22
Synopsis: 

An immersive insight into the life of freedivers Christina and Eusebio Saenz De Santamaria as they attempt to set a new world record.

Directed By:  Rémi Cans
Duration: 0:05:00
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.

Produced By:  NRS Films
Duration: 0:07:00
Synopsis: 

Borderlands. The bridge between two worlds. Where the known meets mystery. Powerful, unforgiving–and exactly what Hayden Peters was looking for.

Trading the city for the daily sting of salt water on his skin, Hayden reveals how life on the coast brings him balance like no other place on earth could.

Produced By: The Jetlagged
Duration: 0:07:55
Synopsis: 

In The Jetlagged’s short film “FRAGILE – WHY TURTLE HATCHLINGS NEED THE SEA (2018), the filmmakers interview sea turtle conservationist Siân Williams of the Gili Eco Trust.Sea turtles are facing challenging changes to their habitats and encounter all kinds new dangers imposed upon them by modern humans. All sea turtle species are threatened with extinction. To help save sea turtles, marine conservation facilities around the world hatch sea turtle eggs and keep the hatchlings in tanks until they have grown stronger and more fit for a survival in the wild. Siân explains why baby sea turtles need the sea immediately after they hatched out of their nests and why it is best to let nature take care of them.

Produced By: The Jetlagged
Duration: 0:07:04
Synopsis: 

Underwater enthusiasts, divers and filmmakers of The Jetlagged are setting out to give threatened coral ecosystems a new chance: They build an artificial reef on a Indonesian island paradise with heavily damaged corals. The structure will be equipped with a special feature: Electricity. This has proven to give corals super powers – enhancing growth and health with astonishing success. 6 months later, The Jetlagged come back to check out the progress on their reef…

Directed By: Matthew Podolsky and Sean Bogle
Duration: 0:30:00
Synopsis: 

Souls of the Vermilion Sea is a documentary film and media outreach project focused on the struggle to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita. Over the past several years the team has been working to spread awareness of this issue through a variety of media platforms and spearheading the conservation of the vaquita.

Directed By: Akansha Tiwari
Duration: 0:07:00
Synopsis: 

This film talks about the waste, trash and other remains of human activity are seen evidently harming the natural resources, ranging from our immediate surroundings to mangroves, beaches, rivers and other water bodies.

Director’s note: Non-biodegradable waste is clogging our drains, water bodies, land areas and now is even being dumped around to form mountains. Simple steps in life can be taken to ensure that we are doing our bit for the planet and its environment. This film takes you through the aspects of land, ocean and mangroves and shows us how waste can be found everywhere.

Directed By: SURESH ELAMON
Duration: 0:27:47
Synopsis: 

The story of Silent Valley is more than that of a forest. It is the story of River Kunthi. It is the story of an unimaginably beautiful and sensitive land that is home to millions of lives. It is our story too, humans who depend on nature for sustenance. It is, above all, the story of a selfless battle, to protect Nature.  It is one of the very few battles won; the war continues…
The flow of this river and the forests it originated from, held our attention and alertness for years in the mid 70s and 80s. Perhaps it was the first sensible dialogue that started between development & conservation in India. This film tells you the entire history of saving Silent valley for posterity.

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