March 12-May 17
Massive, powerful waves off the Tasmanian coast, the inherent natural beauty of Mexico, and a world record set by crossing the most dangerous ocean passage… these are just some of the watery subjects covered by films in the International Ocean Film Tour. It brings together a diverse range of seven stunning films to the big screen with the ocean at the core of every one.
The tour kicks off in Hamburg on March 12 and goes on to 80 cities in ten countries. The UK dates are:
Sunday March 13 | London – The Rocket Complex
Monday March 14 | Bristol – The Motion
Tuesday March 15 | Manchester/Middleton – Middleton Arena
Wednesday March 16 | Glasgow – O2 ABC
Thursday March 17 | Edinburgh – Assembly Roxy
For tickets and full European and Scandinavian dates visit: http://www.oceanfilmtour.com/en/tickets
The films in the KEEN International Ocean Film Tour include:
THE OTHER SHORE
Diana Nyad made history in 2013, becoming the first to complete the dangerous non-stop swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. The film tracks the legendary swimmer’s lifetime vision and five harrowing attempts at the Cuba to Florida swim as her complex past collides with an obsessive present over a 53-hour feat never before accomplished.
VIEW FROM A BLUE MOON
Hawaii: The ultimate surfer’s paradise and John Florence’s birthplace – in other words the perfect playground to become a champion of the waves. Now John teams up with his closest friends and fellow surfers to discover the world’s best surf spots.
MY OWN PRIVATE MONSTER
The pitch-black sea, 26 kilometres off the Tasmanian coast, forms a wall of water – the Pedra Branca rocks cause massive, powerful swells. Never before have wind surfers even attempted to surf here. One wipeout and serious injuries would almost certainly be the consequence. Still, Alastair McLeod wants to take the risk. We follow the exceptional windsurfer on his mission to tame “his own private monster”.
Sharks have fascinated both Joe Romeiro and Bill Fisher since childhood. They each learned to dive as a tool to experience the power and mystery of sharks first hand. After meeting on a shark diving expedition, they teamed up to produce films that help aid in the conservation of sharks and the marine environment.