June 19, 2012

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“Planet Ocean” is an international documentary that takes viewers on a unique journey into the heart of the least known region of our planet — the ocean. The film is set to premiere today at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The film seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the importance of oceans in the ecosystem thorough narration that links man and the ocean, the future of humankind on Earth, the issues of governance of the high seas, and the issues that the world’s ocean will face in the future.

“It’s not a policymaker restricted film nor an expert documentary,” said the director of the film Michael Pitiot. “I feel it’s much more an emotional film to talk about humankind and nature.”

The documentary uses aerial cinematography, underwater photography and the voices of oceanographers and marine biologists to make complex issues more accessible. The documentary suggests that a more sustainable world is not only desirable, but achievable— giving hope for the future we all want for our oceans.

Watch the official “Planet Ocean” trailer here:

Following the documentary’s premiere in Rio, the film will be distributed worldwide. It will air on television channels and be distributed to educational networks, public institutions and NGOs free of charge. To find out more about the film visit the GoodPlanet Foundation website.

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