Best Film: Sea of Life
Canadian Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 85 min
Runner-up: In Season
CANADA | 2016 | 9.5 min
Honourable Mention: Conserving Water in Urban Areas
World Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 3 min
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.
Water Docs is supported by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA).