2014-09-19 / Community

Sierra Club to present ‘Planet Ocean’

“Planet Ocean” will be screened by the Maine Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Kennebunk.

Dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Imagine a film that would change the way people look at the ocean. Explain simply, to everyone, the greatest natural mystery of our planet. And lastly, help our children believe in a better and more sustainable world tomorrow?

This is the triple challenge of “Planet Ocean,” directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and editor-in-chief Michael Pitiot, who brings with him the scientific missions of TARA, a unique pool of researchers, oceanographers and biologists from several countries. Thanks to its astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet.

The film narrates the most marvelous and also the most terrifying human experiences of our time. Filmed in extreme geographical conditions all over the globe, it describes the modern odyssey of people who go out to discover their blue planet.

The film is also a plea for humanity to respect the world in which we live. “Planet Ocean” won the best cinematography award at the Blue Ocean Film Festival as well as the Blue Ocean Festival Audience Award, the UK Green Film Festival, and the Best Film Award at the Prague Festival.

The film showing is co-sponsored by the Social Responsibility Committee of the First Parish UU Church of Kennebunk.

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