At the Edge of Light : selected for the DEEPWAVE Film festival in Germany
We are pleased to announce that the Sagax Entertainment's short documentary AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT will be screened at the DEEPWAVE Film Festival in Hamburg – Germany, on May 24th, 2019
“DEEPWAVE is dedicated to the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems
and the species they sustain, through the development of innovative
technologies, and conservation action based on scientific developments.”
The NGO DEEPWAVE e.V., is organizing a short film festival and panel discussion for the protection of the ocean. The festival is going to take place at the Lichtmess cinema. They are working in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT (13’ short-documentary) covers the Pax Arctica Coral Reef Expedition of Aug/Sep2018 in Klein Curacao. Produced by Sagax Entertainment and directed by Fabiano D’Amato and James Nikitine this film covers the largely unexplored deep ocean reefs surrounding the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao which serve as biodiversity hotbeds and could hold the answers to many unanswered scientific questions.
Reef ecosystems around the world are in decline and threatened from global warming leading to mass coral bleaching, ocean acidification, overfishing and other local impacts. Marine scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Smithsonian’s National Museum for Natural History, and Naturalis Biodiversity Center lead a scientific mission using a state-of-the-art manned submersible, the Curasub, to explore the islands’ uncharted depths of up to 1000ft and collect baseline observations to inform continued research.
About the Festival
The Hamburg based non-profit organisation DEEPWAVE e.V. has been dedicated to the conservation of the oceans since 2003. It is our goal to develop and support environmentally friendly structures for the marine ecosystem, as well as inspiring people to help protect the ocean. Through the spreading of information and raising public awareness, we want to encourage people into accepting their responsibility and inspire taking action. We are a small organisation based on voluntary work and finance ourselves solely through membership fees and project-based donations. It is a further aim to support sustainable education and to drive more people to become critical thinkers and act more environmentally responsible. We must try to preserve our environment in order to allow our children and grandchildren to witness the same marvels of nature.