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Nominated for a 1995 Academy Award® for

Best Documentary Short 


Narrated by Meryl Streep

Featuring songs and music by Sting

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Film Information - The Living Sea

Description

Celebrate the beauty and power of the ocean and explore our relationship with this complex and fragile environment.  Shot in locations around the world and featuring spectacular footage from the islands of Palau, audiences swim among thousands of golden jellyfish and witness the bizarre spawning behavior of giant clams.  Come face-to-face with humpback whales, life-size on the giant screen.  Surf thundering waves in Hawaii and ride in a Coast Guard Rescue boat with cadets training to save lives at Cape Disappointment, home to some of the roughest surf in the world.  And follow a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) 3,000 feet down through the ocean depths to view strange creatures (one as long as a football field!) which live where sunlight never penetrates.

Reviews

“...a glowing gem...”           
—Los Angeles Times

“...a truly ravishing experience...it’s a potent plea for preserving the environment… an often overpowering visual experience."
—Chicago Sun Times

“...a mesmerizing dip into the lower depths of marine life. Captivatingly shot with all the towering power of the IMAX process...educational and entertaining.”
—Hollywood Reporter

"Under the ocean and on top of it, The Living Sea delivers a movie experience that gives you that swept-away feeling again and again. It's a terrific ride."
—The News Tribune, Tacoma

Awards

Nominated for a 1995 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short

Inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame, 2007

Gold Award—The Worldfest Houston

Gold Camera Award, nominated for Best of Festival—U.S. International Film & Video Festival

Certificate of Merit—The Chicago International Film Festival

Merchandise

DVDs


The Living Sea Blu-ray DVD

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The Living Sea DVD
Includes two discs: one regular DVD and one WMV HD* disc.

*WMV HD (Windows Media High Definition Video) delivers our giant screen film’s breathtaking photography at approximately six times the resolution of a conventional DVD.

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CDs


The Living Sea
Featuring the music of Sting, on A&M Records

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  • Credits

The Living Sea Poster

A film produced by
MacGillivray Freeman Films
In association with
Nauticus: the National Maritime Center,
The Ocean Film Network,
White Oak Associates, Inc.

A film for IMAX® Theatres and
giant screen cinemas from two-time
Academy Award®-nominated producers
MacGillivray Freeman Films

Narrated by Meryl Streep
Featuring songs and music by Sting

Nominated for a 1995 Academy Award®
for Best Documentary Short