Planet Ocean: A Film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand & Michael Pitiot for GoodPlanet Foundation
Can we imagine a film that would change the way people look at the ocean? Can we explain simply, to everyone, the greatest natural mystery of our planet? And lastly, can we help our children believe in a better and more sustainable world tomorrow?
This is the triple challenge of a new cinema adventure signed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and editor-in-chief Michael Pitiot, who brings with him the scientific missions of TARA, a unique pool of researchers, oceanographers and biologists from several countries. Thanks to its astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet.
The film narrates the most marvelous and also the most terrifying human experiences of our time. Filmed in extreme geographical conditions all over the globe, it describes the modern Odyssey of people who go out to discover their blue planet.
The film is also a plea for humanity to respect the world in which we live. It serves a noble and universal cause that will be defended at the next Earth Summit, in Rio, in 2012.
Planet Ocean won the best cinematography award at the Blue Ocean Film Festival
This humanist initiative has received support from the prestigious watch-making firm OMEGA. The firm, which specializes in high precision in extreme environments, invented the first deep-sea diving watch. From Jacques Maillot to Sir Peter Blake, Jacques Cousteau and Dame Ellen MacArthur, OMEGA has supported exploration of the oceans for over a century. Today, OMEGA has agreed to support Planet Ocean.
Best Cinematography Award, Blue Ocean Festival Audience Award, UK Green Film Festival Best Film Award Prague Festival First prize documentary section ‘Save and Preserve” film festival in Russia.
Time For The Planet: Two Restoration and Conservation
Projects in Indonesia, made possible by OMEGA Watches
Southeast Asia is the richest region of our ocean planet, and one of the most sensitive to human activity. The richness of its ecosystems, which provide the local populations with many environmental, economic and social services, is today under threat.
In 2013, the Ocean Programme established two restoration and conservation projects for the Indonesian coastline. These projects, called Time for the Planet, are made possible thanks to the support of OMEGA and the creation of a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT GoodPlanet watch, part of the proceeds from which go to these field projects.
These initiatives help maintain an exceptional natural heritage, support local economic activities and combat climate change by using the natural capacities for CO2 storage of these ecosystems.