From the Wild Sea

creative documentary  I  78’  I  2021
filmed in England, Ireland and the Netherlands

director : Robin Petré
producer : Malene Flindt Pedersen
cinematography : María Grazia Goya, Robin Petré
editing : Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
sound design : Thomas Pape

produced by Hansen & Pedersen (DK)
with the support of New Danish Screen

(full festival list below)

FROM THE WILD SEA is a poetic documentary film that zooms in on the complex collision between human and nature. We are taken on a disturbing and fascinating journey into the emerging Anthropocene Era, seen from both the human and animal perspective. As humans attempt to rescue marine creatures, each individual animal looks back at us with inquisitive eyes. Through an intimate visual experience that follows the animals through rehabilitation, we get to see and sense the world we humans have created: Right before our eyes, an estranged and most curious place. The film paints a sensorial, touching picture of our modern world while exploring how we are all connected in an immense, nuanced system stretching far beyond the human race.

Nominated for the Bodil Award (Bodilprisen) by the Danish Film Critics Association

Berlinale —
Berlin International Film Festival Nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award
Global Science Film Festival GRAND PRIX for Best Film
VIFF Vancouver Intl. Film FestivalHonourable Mention for the Impact Award
Ji.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival Best Film About Nature Special Mention / Testimonies
Inconvenient Films Intl. Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Special Mention for the Youth Voice Award
Sydney Film Festival
Nominated for the Sustainable Future Award
Zürich Film Festival
Nominated in the Documentary Competition &
for the Science Film Award
Sheffield DocFest
Nominated for the First Feature Award
Millenium Docs Against Gravity
Nominated for the Green Warsaw Award
SBIFF Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival
Cinema Verite Iran Int. Doc. Film Festival

Reykjavik International Film Festival
Sarajvo Film Festival
Cork Film Festival
True/False Film Festival
Nara Intl. Film Festival
Nominated for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award
Unabhängiges Filmfest Osnabrück
Nominated for the Peace Award
Piccolo Grande Cinema Filmambiente
Nominated in the Feature Competition
Norwegian Intl. Film Festival Haugesund
FIC Valdivia
Bergen International Film Festival
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Biografilm Festival | Intl. Celebration of Lives
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Buster Film Festival
Tulum International Film Festival
Screening Rights Film Festival
Olympia International Film Festival
Northern Lights Film Festival
Ecocup Green Documentary Film Festival
Darßer NaturfilmFestival
KAFF Kara Animal Film Festival
Cormorán Film Fest

Planet in Focus

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