DOUBLE BILL: Blue Planet II - One Ocean / Our Blue Planet + Q&A PG
Journey through the ocean with a double dose of David Attenborough!
Our knowledge of life beneath the waves has been transformed. Using cutting-edge technology, One Ocean takes us on a journey from the tropics to the poles, to reveal new worlds and extraordinary never seen before animal behaviours. In the tropical coral reefs, a baby dolphin is taught its secret medicinal properties, a tusk fish demonstrates a surprising level of ingenuity - tool use. In Japan, a female 'Kobudai' fish undergoes an extraordinary metamorphosis- she changes gender. And in the Arctic, orcas use dramatic tail-slaps to stun herring.
Nominated for: ORF Animal Behaviour Award, Panasonic Cinematography - Large Budget Award, UWE Popular Broadcast Award
Our Blue Planet
In Our Blue Planet, David Attenborough examines the impact our modern lives are having on the ocean. Devoted albatross parents, unwittingly feeding their chicks plastic; dolphins exposing their new-born calves to pollutants through their contaminated milk; even man-made noise drowning out animals communicating. The film explores the changes in the ocean that will require a global effort including unprecedented coral bleaching and the predicted sea level rise that could impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Nominated for: Impact Award, National Geographic Series Award
The screening will be followed by a short presentation about the Our Blue Planet digital campaign.
Blue Planet II struck a chord with audiences and the aim of Our Blue Planet has been to continue that conversation and legacy. Through original content on platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter; the project has adopted innovative approaches to natural history storytelling and is the first project of it's kind to run alongside a BBC landmark series. Stories have covered important conservation issues; educating audiences about things like plastic pollution, coral bleaching, ocean acidification and the importance of protected marine parks. Utilising new storytelling formats like 360 video and Facebook Live have immersed audiences, putting them in the middle of ocean stories to create a connection.
By collaborating with ocean passionate people and influential platforms the project has also told stories to younger and more diverse audiences who wouldn't necessarily watch a documentary series on television.
Nominated for: Innovation Award
Followed by a Q&A with Mark Brownlow, Orla Doherty and Nicola Brown