The ultimate film event for all ocean lovers
THE OCEAN RIDER – EN ÉQUILIBRE SUR L’OCÉAN
Around the world in 220 days. Despite being in his landlocked homeland, the Swiss sailor Yvan Bourgnon dreams big. He embarks on a solo trip around the world in his cockpit-less catamaran. No protection against the elements, no crew, and 55,000 kilometres of open water ahead. On his journey, Bourgnon faces storms, pirates, and polluted seas.
Kai Lenny—kite surfer, windsurfer, and big-wave, tow-in, and stand-up paddle surfer—is aptly described as a total waterman. The 25-year-old Hawaiian, who stepped on a surfboard for the first time at the age of five, is regarded as an exceptional talent. Like no other surfer out there, Lenny thrives on the water, feeling his way into the wind and waves, independent of the equipment. In Paradigm Lost, he shows us the ultimate water sports action in a variety of disciplines and in the best spots worldwide!
Off the coast of Mozambique, a pristine and dazzling treasure chest awaits—one of the oldest coral reefs of the planet. But this paradise of biodiversity is under threat. Coral bleaching is a warning sign of global warming. VAMIZI takes us into the fascinating world of coral reefs and shows what we can protect.
An ode to waves. Morgan Maassen plunges under the water with his high-contrast, slow-motion camera to show us the world, the waves, and the sea from a new perspective. WATER II is Maassen‘s visual declaration of love for his muse, the sea.
THE BIG WAVE PROJECT
A Band Of Brothers, The name "Nazaré“ makes all surfers’ hearts beat faster. The small fishing village on the Atlantic coast of Portugal has become synonymous with gargantuan mountains of water, massive waves that push the world’s big wave elite to its limits. When the tide is high in Nazaré and sets of Atlantic storms roll onto shore, only the best surfers dare to get in the water. We come aboard for a wild ride with Sebastian Steudtner, Garrett McNamara and Andrew Cotton.
MY OWN PRIVATE MONSTER
Windsurfing off the Tasmanian coast. The pitch-black sea, 26 kilometers 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“.