Ocean Film Tour
The International Ocean Film Tour shows the best sea documentaries and immersive water-sports action of the year. This year’s edition—Volume 9—takes you out to sea with visually stunning stories, inspiring people, and spectacular shots! The exclusive film program includes six documentaries with a total running time of about two hours, not including a 30-min break. You can check out the trailers for each short film online.
“The Power of Activism” examines the value of environmental activism from an economic perspective. Three Australian women aim to promote marine and environmental conservation through a wide variety of projects. Whether it's shark preservation in Indonesia, sustainable tourism in Antarctica, or recyclable cloth bags instead of plastic, Madison, Alice, and Jordyn are challenging the practices that are contributing to climate change.
“No Limits” dives into the world of standing waves, accompanying the talented 17-year-old Ben Neumann, as he playfully removes supposed obstacles and limits by surfing the Eisbach wave—even though he is blind.
“Facing Monsters” accompanies Kerby Brown and his brother Cortney to the southern tip of Australia to a monster wave that no one has ever surfed before, in search for the answers to the questions: Why is big wave surfing essential for Kerby Brown? How does he manage to block out the ever-present danger? And how does he deal with the consequences?
“George and the Whales” follows the story of George, who has just started his new job as a whale watching guide around the island nation of Tonga. George tells the story of his new love for whales and how diving with the ocean giants has changed his life. This is a film about the incredible peace and power that the ocean and its inhabitants can provide us.
“Stolen Fish” tells about how illegal trawlers began draining the fish population off the coast of Africa's smallest country, Gambia, to supply foreign fishmeal factories. As fishing is one of the main sources of income in the country, this is a big problem for many Gambians, who can no longer make a living from fishing. The film illuminates the history of faltering development in West Africa and the pull of a better life in Europe.
“Sweet Adventure” follows three surfers who spent way too much time on the couch at home during the COVID lockdown. A yearning for the unknown and a new adventure leads them to El Salvador, where they want to chase the best waves as well as get to know the country and its people. With commentary by U.S. sports presenter legend Selema Masekela and an engaging soundtrack, we are reminded that now is the time to throw ourselves into adventure and start pursuing those unforgettable moments once again.
Tickets are CHF 27 for adults and CHF 23 for students.