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2021 FILM PROGRAMME

All the best films from the latest Ocean Film Festival, including an iceberg-dodging kayaking expedition, extreme skimboarding, and exploring the Kuril Islands - known as one of the last paradises on Earth. 

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CHANGING TIDES

17 minutes

2,000km, 3 months, 2 kayaks – and zero single-use plastic. With giant icebergs, abundant wildlife and serious arm-power, university friends Lucy and Mathilde tackle an ambitious kayaking trip along the Inside Passage, down the coast of Alaska and Canada. With all of their 500 meals stored in paper, Changing Tides joins the duo on a journey of adventure, challenge, friendship and a deep love of the world’s oceans. 

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FROM KURILS WITH LOVE

23 minutes

A scrappy Russian marine biologist called Vladimir stows away on a boat filled with adventure junkies (and a world-renowned cybersecurity expert) to reach one of the last paradises on Earth – the volcanic Kuril Islands, between Russia and Japan. From this dramatically beautiful and inaccessible chain of islands, From Kurils With Love introduces us to a true warrior for the planet on an intimate journey of visual bliss… and sea lion chaos.

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VOICE ABOVE WATER

9 minutes

Wayan is a 90-year-old Balinese fisherman who can no longer fish because of the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean. In a change of pace, Wayan instead uses his fishing boat and net to pull rubbish from the water, in the hope of one day being able to fish again. Voice Above Water is a glimpse into how one person is using his resources to make a difference, and a reminder that we can all accomplish something much greater than ourselves.

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MATADOR

3 minutes

Skimboarding is a sport that starts and ends on the beach, with skim-boarders running to meet an incoming wave and riding it back to shore – performing impressive tricks along the way! With an epic soundtrack plus spectacular underwater and ariel shots, Matador stars professional skim-boarder Austin Keen in action among the crystalline blue waters and white sand beaches of Mexico. Wow factor guaranteed.

MORE FILMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY