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Sea of Life

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Catalogue Number:  OP0000
Producer:  Oceanic Productions
Producing Agencies:  Oceanic Productions
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, Global Issues, Science, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2016
Running Time:  88:10
Closed Captions:  Yes

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The ocean produces most of the oxygen in the air that we breathe. It's home to 80% of all life on earth. And it's in big trouble.

50% of the worlds coral reefs are gone.

90% of the fish have been taken from the ocean.

40% of the plankton that produce the oxygen we breathe have disappeared.

Who will be the heroes the world needs to save its oceans? Are committed activists and scientists enough?

Winner of the Best Film in the Ontario150 Film Challenge for Emerging Ontario Filmmakers, 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 the late Rob Stewart’s film Revolution, the young filmmaker finds herself on an epic journey around the world to save the water 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 rise in the face of this challenge, to become the heroes the world needs.

WINNER: WaterDocs – Emerging Filmmakers Ontario 150 Film Challenge 2017

WINNER: Award of Merit – Impact Doc Awards 2017

FINALIST: Blue Ocean Film Festival 2016

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