Film Festival Films
About the Films featured in the Film Festival.
Holland, Matthew McGregor-Mento, 8 mins
a crack up sense of deadpan humor, small waves, eco art surfboards, and a
horrific fear of sharks … what do you get? Monsterboards, of course. Surf’s up,
enjoy the ride!
Into the Deep with
Elephant Seals, USA, Sedva Eris, 11 mins
the UC Santa Cruz marine biologists using high-tech tools to track elephant
seals along the San Mateo coast. Some of these marine mammals weigh 4,500
pounds, can dive for a mile, and hold their breath for an hour. The elephant
seals incredible come back from near extinction is a testament to the power of
Capture: A Waves
Documentary, Peru, Dave Aabo, 22mins
piece dives deep into the impoverished community of Lobitus, Peru and the
experience of surf travelers who share their passion with the youth. Witness
the opportunity for empowerment as kids learn about creativity and
self-expression from international surfers turned humanitarians.
The Coral Gardener, United
Kingdom, Emma Robens, 10 mins
reefs are like underwater gardens, but who would have thought you can garden
them in just the same way? Austin Bowden-Kerby is a coral gardener. He has
brought together his love of gardening, and passion for the underwater world,
to do something very special that just might save the coral reefs of Fiji.
Directed by Emma Robens.
Landscapes at the
World’s Ends, New Zealand, Richard Sidey,
non-verbal, visual journey to the polar regions of our planet portrayed through
a triptych montage of photography and video. This piece is a multi-dimensional
canvas of imagery recorded either above the Arctic Circle or below the
Eating the Ocean,
USA, Jennifer Galvin, 21 mins
Narrated by Celine Cousteau, this
film is a journey to the heart of
Oceania where an international team of researchers studies the rapidly changing
diet of French Polynesians. Through the scientists' investigation and by spending
time with families, fishermen and school children we discover a public health crisis
brought on by western influences.
Birdathlon, USA, Rachel
Price and Karen Lewis, 4 mins
will win a race that involves both air and sea? Find out when our intrepid
Rhinoceros Auklet is pitted against an Arctic Tern in an Olympic-caliber spoof
that demonstrates the unique physiology and biology of the Alcid species.
Team Clark Goes
Canoeing: Valdez to Whittier, USA, Dan Clark,
mesmerizing. This is the story of six weeks solitude and simplicity, the
rewards of submersing children in the wilderness, and the challenges that make
it memorable. A dream trip for many of us, no doubt, but does that dream
include diaper swap outs at the re-supply? You’re not gonna believe this one!
The Majestic Plastic Bag, USA, 4 mins.
brilliant mockumentary about miraculous migration of “The Majestic Plastic Bag” narrated by Jeremy Irons. It was produced by Heal The Bay as promo in support of California bill AB 1998 to help put an end to plastic pollution.