- Robin Petré
- 1h 18min
- UK premiere
- DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes
Along the raw and windy coastlines of Europe, a network of volunteers are constantly ready to rescue marine wildlife from oil spills, plastic pollution, and storms. Night and day, all year round, they work tirelessly to rescue whales, dolphins, seals, and birds. However, things are getting worse. As the climate crisis fuels violent weather across the seas, and the annual winter storms arrive with unprecedented ferocity, their task becomes increasingly treacherous. From the Wild Sea is a poetic film that looks unflinchingly at the complex collisions between humans and other animals in the emerging era of the Anthropocene. Honouring both the human and animal perspective, the intimate gaze of the film follows volunteers as they work to rescue and rehabilitate animals back into the wild. Meanwhile, the rescued animals look right back, insisting that, whether human or animal, we are all a part of the same world.
This film has been nominated for the First Feature Award.
Producer(s)Malene Flindt Pedersen
Premiere statusUK premiere