The Kodiak Queen

"The Kodiak Queen" is about the ground-breaking transformation of a decorated WWII warship that survived Pearl Harbor, into an artificial reef and dive site by Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands.

The essence of the project was to inspire a generation of ocean lovers. But it soon revealed itself to be about something much bigger. On the 6th of September 2017, Hurricane Irma released its ferocious power across the Caribbean and Florida Keys. Irma left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction, devastating the lives of thousands of people.

In this haunting film, Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and award-winning filmmaker Rob Sorrenti remind us of the momentous task that lies ahead in restoring the British Virgin Islands.

Director(s): Rob Sorrenti
Production: Rob Sorrenti
Music: Jean-Philippe Rio-Py
Actors: Richard Branson, Kate Winslet, Owen Buggy, Lauren Keil, Yanik Silver, Mike Cline, Aydika James, John Ratliff, Sophia Umanski, Austin Gallagher, Judith Bakker, Chris Plough, Chris Juredin, Drew Shook, Rebecca Coward, Josh Wilson, Shon Pollock, Corey Havens
Year: 2018
Duration: 16 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United Kingdom
Screening rights: Rob Sorrenti Film ()
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Main topic(s): Oceans
Secondary topics: biodiversity art tourism
Mentions: Pearl Harbor Kodiak Island Hurricane Earl scuba diving diving Necker Island Tortola reef art ocean conservation coral reef global warming sharks ship sculpture Caribbean swimming Alaska Hurricane Irma British Virgin Islands
Topic Page(s): Oceans Positive Films

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