71% and Rising

71% of our planet‘s surface is covered by the Ocean. Life on our planet originated in the sea – billions of years ago, and the Ocean has maintained favorable conditions for life on Earth ever since.

Modern human civilizations and the industrial exploitation of natural resources has disrupted the balance on our planet. Natural habitats are on the brink of collapse. For a long time, it was believed that the ocean is “too big to fail”, no matter what humans take out or throw into it. Today, also most marine environments are devastated.

This film shows how all life on Earth is connected to the sea.

The ocean produces over half of the world‘s oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere, it provides food, regulates our climate and keeps our weather stable. From tiny plankton to coral reefs and huge whales – all the creatures living in the sea are keeping the ecosystems in balance and make the Ocean planet Earth‘s fundamental life support system.

On adventurous expeditions around the world, Claudia and Hendrik Schmitt, the filmmakers of “The Jetlagged” will investigate the inter­connected­ness of the multiple Ocean emergencies and identify the necessary actions that can help to restore the balance and the health of the Ocean.

With stunning images of the underwater world and its astounding creatures, they will amaze the viewers while increasing their understanding that this is not just about the beauty of the Ocean realm – this is about our very own survival on the planet.

71% and Rising is a feature documentary film project and comes with an extensive multimedia package, including a web-series, an augmented reality project, different VR360° stories, and a unique educational package to create maximum impact.

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