Planet Ocean follows an exploration of Earth’s oceans and shows just how important they are to our fragile ecosystems.
Filmed in the hopes of spreading awareness to our ocean’s environmental situation, the documentary film gives an insight into humanity’s ways of overfishing, dumping vast amounts of waste material into the sea and abusing its resources.
Although Planet Ocean’s cinematography and picturesque ocean scenes are beautiful, the film focuses on the environmental aspect hoping to raise an awareness to preserve what we have left.
The vast bodies of our oceans are vital to humanity and up to 80% of all life on our planet, yet global warming and overfishing stands at the gateway to shut those numbers down.
Overfishing alone has caused great havoc for the marine food chain. While taking away specific schools of fish, a domino effect is created where entire ecosystems are shut down. This has created barren underwater wastelands.
Although the facts look depressive, Planet Ocean could show us some of the things we could focus on to prevent a permanent environmental disaster.
- Release date19 June, 2012
- Full runtime1 hour 30 min
- Narrated bySharon Mann
- Directed byYann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot
- Produced byHope Productions
- Produced forFrance Télévisions, Universal Pictures, Waylen Group