Deep Blue 0+

Alastair Fothergill - Andy Byatt, VB - NĚM 2003, English version / Czech subtitles, 83 min

The oceans take up more than seventy percent of the earth's surface and are home to eight percent of all living creatures. Over ninety percent of the volume of the earth's water remains unexplored by man.

However, this nature documentary Deep Blue goes beyond just bare facts to depict the richness of nature using spellbinding images. The film was created by experienced professionals from the BBC, headed by the director Alastair Fothergill and Andy Byatt, who used material from the TV series The Blue Planet.

That series emerged over two years and its crews worked at over two hundred locations (from the tropics to Antarctica), where they compiled seven thousand hours of footage, filmed from the shore, from the air, from the ground, and at depths four and a half kilometres below sea level.

In twenty-two episodes the creators try to provide an idea of the wealth of life in the ocean, describe the struggle for survival of various animal species in often harsh conditions, capture images of the ocean under climactic change, and present unknown or little known creatures in their natural habitats.

The breadth of the topic is tackled using a range of different means of expression, from large segments, to small details, aerial shots, and time-lapse techniques and with the use of the most modern technology (including deep-sea submarines). A prominent role is also played by George Fenton's opulent music.

(Petr Kubica - IDFF Jihlava)

The screening will be followed by disscusione with journalist and expert on the ocean conservation Marek Tomin. The partner of the screening is International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava

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