This is the story of a cause to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in the Antarctic Ocean. On this journey, we follow brothers Javier and Carlos Bardem, spokespersons for the Antarctic Sanctuary campaign, in their endeavour to raise the necessary awareness and support to make this initiative a reality. Gaining every inch of ground in this struggle to save the eco-system of the last untouched wilderness on the planet is no easy task. We will accompany our protagonists on their voyage aboard the Arctic Sunrise and see first-hand how science, politics and social media have joined forces to bring together almost 3 million people in support of this cause, that ultimately rests in the hands of an international governing body.

Director(s): Álvaro Longoria
Script: Álvaro Longoria, Carlos Bardem
Production: Álvaro Longoria, Carlos Bardem, Javier Bardem, Morena Films, Pinguin Films
Music: Fernando Velázquez, Alfred Tapscott
Actors: Paul Ruzycki, Carlos Bardem, Javier Bardem, Frida Bengtsson, John Hocevar, Ludovico Einaudi, Neil Brewster, Grant Oakes, Sandra Schottner, Barbara Hendricks, Michael Gove, Mark Belchier, David Agnew, Monde Mayekiso
Year: 2019
Duration: 74 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): German, English
Country of origin: Spain
Shooting Locations: Germany, Australia, Spain, United Kingdom
Screening rights: Taskovski Films Ltd. ()

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Main topic(s): Oceans
Secondary topics: art politics tourism overfishing activism
Mentions: Greenpeace Antarctica Elegy for the Arctic Arctic Sunrise chinstrap penguins krill whales corals CCAMLR marine sanctuaries conservation
Topic Page(s): Oceans


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