Exciting news: The On Sharks & Humanity documentary will premier this Saturday at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit! Featuring behind the scenes footage, the documentary gives an in-depth look into the exhibition’s creation. It follows the story of its initial conception right through to its triumphant opening in Beijing – what’s more, the documentary shows how the exhibition has affected members of the Chinese public.

About BLUE:
BLUE is an international non-profit organisation that uses the power of film, visual arts, entertainment, and science to inspire ocean stewardship around the world. At BLUE 2015, Blue’s Legacy Award will be given to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco – past Legacy Award winners include Oscar-winning filmmaker and humanitarian James Cameron and Captain Don Walsh.

Events at the film festival this year include:

Sea Legacy Announcement, where acclaimed photographers Cristina Mittermieir and Paul Nicklen announce the launch of their new organisation for photography and ocean conservation

A talk with National Geographic Photographer Tom Peschak. See some of his work here: thomaspeschak.com

A book signing with Prince Hussain Aga Khan.

Luncheons and talks with several influential Ocean advocates, who will be talking about their various foundations and organisations, and the work they have undertaken to raise awareness and improve ocean conservation.

A keynote speech and presentation by Dr Sylvia Earle. If you aren’t already familiar with her incredibly impressive work, you can read more about her ‘Mission Blue’ initiative here: mission-blue.org

Of course, there will also be screenings of several great documentaries and films, which aim to inspire and inform viewers on the new challenges faced by the oceans.

Check out the website here to learn more about the film festival and see the full schedule: blueoceanfilmfestival.org

We hope to see you there! Image credit: Vladimir Klabukov