We’re still a bit “movie mad” since the screening of Mission of Mermaids at the Hamptons Film Festival (have you seen our photos of the events on Facebook?) and in keeping with that theme, we offer you five of our favorite films about our beloved oceans.
Jaws: Just seeing if you are paying attention! Jaws is by far the WORST film ever made in terms of inciting audiences to hate and fear sharks, (who do not pose a threat to man at all)!
Sharkwater: For a more realistic portrait of Earth’s top predators (and the two-thirds of the planet they dominate). Learn about these magnificent creatures that have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth’s history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years. Official website: http://www.sharkwater.com/
Bag It: What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. Official website: http://www.bagitmovie.com/
Step into Liquid: Fun! It’s all about the oceans and surfing and the culture of men/women who use the water to have fun and do extreme sports. Official website: http://www.stepintoliquid.com/
A Sea Change: Imagine a world without fish! It’s a frightening idea, but it’s happening right now. This documentary offers tons of information about ocean acidification, while also telling the story of a Norwegian-American family whose heritage is tied to the sea. Official website: http://www.aseachange.net/