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Ocean Film Tour Returns to the UK

After a successful premiere in 2014, the International Ocean Film Tour returns with Volume 2

From 15 May, the International Ocean Film Tour will showcase the best watersport and environmental documentaries of the year. The event is a two-hour edit of six major films which capture life above and under the sea.

The tour casts off with a premiere in Plymouth, with later tour dates in London, Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh

 

Film ProgramME

AND THEN WE SWAM

Adventure | UK 2013 | Directed by Ben Finney | 35 minutes

Rowing rookies Ben Stenning and James Adair have never even spent a night at sea before. They don’t have a support boat. Undeterred they set out on their dream to row 3,500 miles across the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius. 116 days later, just 5 miles from the finish a gigantic wave hits their boat and they capsize five miles offshore. And Then We Swam is the funny and inspiring story of why two such unlikely mariners were prepared to pay the ultimate penalty for a taste of freedom and adventure. 

 

ATTRACTIVE DISTRACTIONS

Surfing | USA 2014 | Directed by Dan Norkunas | 15 minutes

When the swell is right, nothing on earth can keep a surfer from the waves. It’s true what they say: the ocean is the place where boys become men and men become boys – again. It always depends on waves. Attractive Distractions takes us on a journey to the world’s best surf spots: Maui, Portugal, New Zealand, Mentawais Islands, Indonesia and Australia. Featuring: Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Kai Barger, John John Florence, Tyler Larronde, Dege O'Connell and Torrey Meister.

 

(R)EVOLUTION

Environment | USA 2013 | Directed by Rob Stewart | 28 minutes

Continuing his adventurous journey around the world, filmmaker Rob Stewart brings us (R)evolution, an environmental documentary that is inspiring humanity to change the world and save our planet. Along with world renowned experts, he learns that past evolutions can help solve some of our current and future environmental problems. Startling, beautiful, and provocative, (R)evolution has already won awards at international film festivals and shows us that we can make a difference.

 

PRIME

Wake boarding | USA 2014 | Directed by Sean Kilgus | 5 minutes

Here comes the next level of wakeboarding - a movement to put the sport and its riders right at the top of the action sports world. Prime dives deep into the heart of the most progressive riding today, delving into the minds and exploring the physical potential of wakeboarding and wakeskating’s best.

 

THE CRYSTAL LABYRINTH

Cave Diving | Canada 2014 | Directed by Bryan Smith & David Pearson | 22 minutes

The Bahamas are famous for their white beaches and the world’s deepest blue holes. Few people know that there is also a vast system of underwater caves hidden beneath the open forests of the islands. And according to divers Brian Kakuk and Brett Hemphill the most interesting diving spots are not to be found offshore but below the surface. The biggest part of the underground labyrinth is still waiting to be discovered. Even with years of experience and technical know-how, every single dive into the unknown is an adventure requiring nerves of steel.

 

Red Bull STORM CHASE

Windsurfing | Germany 2014 | Directed by: Florian Gebbert & Jobst von Paepcke | 15 minutes

For windsurfers the storm of the century is like winning the lottery: Once the wind speeds hits the shore at 100kmph, only the cream of the crop stands a chance. Using the swell as kickers the athletes are hurled into the skies, reaching heights of 18 meters plus. Back on land they scan the weather forecast, constantly searching for the next storm. Red Bull Storm Chase is a full throttle windsurf action movie with big aerials featuring the best riders on the scene including Thomas Traversa (France), Marcilio Browne (Brazil) and Leon Jamaer and Dany Bruch (Germany) competing around the world from Ireland and Cornwall to Tasmania.

 

WATCH THE TRAILER

 

For more information and tickets visit www.oceanfilmtour.com

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