Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. We set sail for our tour‘s sixth voyage: On June 25, 2019 the International OCEAN FILM TOUR Volume 6 is on its way to Newport's Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center for ONE NIGHT ONLY, with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year. Brought to you by our generous sponsor, Hydro Flask.
Julie:(15 min) Born on the island of La Réunion, Julie Gautier grew up as a child of the ocean. Free diving and spearfishing became second nature to her but her passion lies in the creative process - as an award-winning film maker and a dancer. Fusing free diving and dance, Gautier leads us into a new territory of ocean life. JULIE is Gautier’s powerful story of finding her creative voice beneath the surface.
700 SHARKS (20 min) When Laurent Ballesta was a little kid, he didn’t play cowboys and Indians – he dreamed of an adventurous life like his big role model: Jacques Cousteau, pioneer of oceanic exploration and marine filmmaker of the first hour. A dream come true: Today Ballesta is not only a marine biologist but one of the most renowned wild life photographers worldwide. In 700 SHARKS the Frenchman takes us along to the Pacific atoll Fakarava, where he has been studying the hunting behavior of great reef sharks for four years.
CHASING THE THUNDER : Ocean Warriors (45 min) The illegal fishing trawler “Thunder” was making dirty millions for ten years – right until the ocean activists of Sea Shepherd caught sight of it. For more than 10,000 miles the Sea Shepherd vessels, the Bob Barker and the Sam Simon, chase the poachers across international waters to put a stop to the killing of protected wild life. CHASING THE THUNDER is a real-life thriller in rough seas - an epic 110-day sea chase across three oceans and two seas, where an international crew and two fearless captains proof that conviction and resilience will make a difference where governments fail.
TROUBLE: THE LISA ANDERSEN STORY(48 min) Lisa Andersen is one of surfing’s few transcendent stars. Four-time world champ, first woman on the cover of Surfer, six-time Surfer of the Year and inductee into the Surfer Hall of Fame. She is a bona fide surf icon except this is not a story about surfing, or not really. It is the story of chasing dreams and their consequences. The story of a woman brave enough to be vulnerable.
SURFER DAN( 7 min) Watch out for brain freeze. Amidst a blustery winter storm, the waves on Lake Superior are just right for Dan Schetter. Dodging sheets of ice, he launches in the water with abandon to do what saved his life: surf. Nothing clears the head like a plunge into cold water—precisely what’s needed when you want to leave your drinking habits behind. A sober SURFER DAN introduces us to his drug and remedy, proving that a real surfer needs no palm trees, no tan lines, and—most importantly—no excuses.
BLOWN AWAY( 7 min) Two music aficionados sail the world and start to listen: After graduating with a degree, the sound engineers Hannes and Ben want to see the world – and they find their perfect travel companion in Marianne: With this 9 meter sailing boat and no experience to speak of, the “Sailing Conductors” embark on a life-changing journey from Sydney to Berlin – with plenty of detours and stopovers on the way. In four and a half years Hannes and Ben call at ports in 31 countries. Their goal is to record as many local musicians as they can and connect all of them through music. On tape, the Sailing Conductors introduce people from across the globe, who have never met one another in real life. This sailing adventure has not only a unique soundtrack, it will also kindle everyone’s wanderlust.