The Ocean FilmFest begins its fourth year in San Francisco January 20-21. My second resolution is to make this the last year I miss it. At least one of these films features the deep.
Jerome Scemla , 53 min, France
The real Captain Nemo: exploration of the deep ocean from William Beebe’s bathysphere in the 1930s, through the deep dive in the Mariana Trench of Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh in 1960, to the recent dives of Robert Ballard in Alvin and the robot Jason to hydrothermal vents along the mid-oceanic rifts. (subtitled) — KH