Planet Ocean

planeta05A brilliant 90-minute documentary filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot and their team, in partnership with OMEGA and the scientific support of Tara Expeditions, Planet Oceancaptures the extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans – the source of all life on our planet. Presented at Earth Summit 2012 in Rio de Janeiro (RIO+20), Brazil in June, Planet Ocean is a collaborative film that aims to explain some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries. It highlights how essential it is that mankind learns to live in harmony with our oceans.

Original Title: Planète Océan
Country of Origin: France
Year of completion: 2012
Duration: 94 min.
Format: DVD
Language: Spanish

Film Credits:
Director/Writer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot
Producers: Jean-Yves Robin, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Nicolas Coppermann
Cinematography: Chris Jordan
Editor: Laurence Buchmann

Screening at:

  • September 12, 2014
    10:30 AM
    Puerto Plata / Sosúa, Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima
  • September 13, 2014
    7:00 PM
    Samaná, Hotel Villa Serena

Biography of Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand:

planeta_directorYann Arthus-Bertrand, of French origin, is a well-known photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He has always been passionate about the animal world and natural environment. He contributed to several prestigious magazines such as National Geographic and Life. At the first Rio Conference in 1992, he decided to undertake a long-term project called The Earth From the Air, a photographic encyclopedia published in 2000, a portrait of and homage to our Earth. In 2005, he created the GoodPlanet Foundation that seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues among the general public, implement carbon offset programs and combat deforestation, along with local NGOs. He has worked on various projects for the United Nations, such as Of Forests and Men, which he directed in 2011 and was the official documentary for the2011 International Year of the Forest. His most recent documentary is Planet Ocean, which he co-directed with Michael Pitiot for the Rio + 20 Summit.

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