Sea of Life

The ocean is the source of all life on earth and its in trouble.

"Sea of Life" follows filmmaker Julia Barnes on an underwater adventure to discover the truth about the biggest threats facing the ocean and ultimately ourselves. Inspired by Rob Stewart’s "Revolution", the young filmmaker finds herself on an epic journey around the world to save the ecosystems we depend on for survival, as we come closer to causing “a mass extinction in the oceans.”

"Sea of Life" leads audiences through the beautiful world of coral reefs into the heart of the environmental movement, meeting passionate scientists, activists and explorers, who reveal an opportunity to rise up in the face of this challenge, to become the heroes the world needs.

Director(s): Julia Barnes
Script: Julia Barnes
Production: Julia Barnes, Karen Barnes, Oceanic Productions Inc.
Music: Jeff Rona
Actors: Louie Psihoyos, Rob Stewart, Emily Hunter, Paul Watson, John Kerry, Sylvia Earle, Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn, Richard Oppenlander, Daniel Pauly, Derrick Jensen, Charlie Veron, Julia Barnes, Madison Stewart, Peter Harrison, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Carol Turley, Cheryl McNamara, Daryn Caister, Calum Roberts, David Guggenheim, Tom Campbell, Bill Rees, David Hannan, Claudettee Commanda, David Suzuki, Felix Finkbeiner, Justin Marshall, Fabien Cousteau
Year: 2016
Duration: 86 min
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: Canada
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Main topic(s): Oceans
Secondary topics: population meat climate overfishing wildlife activism
Mentions: ocean marine conservation sea revolution oxygen coral reef bleaching acidification symbiosis plankton ocean conference UN by-catch fishing extinction livestock industry
Topic Page(s): Oceans

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