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71% and Rising September 13, 2022

Synopsis: 71% and Rising will be the greatest manifesto for the protection of the ocean. On their investigative journey around the planet, the multi-award-winning underwater cinematographers Claudia and Hendrik Schmitt will unravel the greatest threats for marine ecosystems and find out why we all need to worry about the state of our ocean.  Step by step, the filmmakers find out how everything in the ocean is connected and how it influences (human) life on land.   Local communities will show them impacts…

The Origin September 12, 2022

It it believed that life on Earth originated at volcanic hot springs. White smokers and black smokers still exist today, mostly in the deep sea. In a few places on this planet, volcanic hot springs are within the reach of scuba divers. Like the ones in the deep sea, they are an important habitat and attract a universe of marine life, often highly camouflaged or extremely tiny. Dive into a world of fish that look like sponges, crabs that decorate…

Fish with Superpowers #1 September 12, 2022

The Jetlagged KIDS! Episode 1 – Fish with Superpowers – The Clownfish and the Shark In the sea, there are many animals with real superpowers. Some fish even have unique abilities. The shark, for example, can smell 10,000 times better than humans. And the clownfish rubs itself with anemone slime, which is poisonous to all other fish, for protection! But that’s not all – in this film, The Jetlagged show you what else makes sharks and clownfish so special! AWARDS:…

Strýtan, Northern Iceland September 12, 2022

When scuba divers think about diving in Iceland, they will most likely have images of the famous Silfra crack in their minds, a tectonic fissure filled with cold, crystal clear, glacial water close to Iceland’s largest town Reykjavik. But what much less divers know is that in the far north of Iceland there’s another unique and even more spectacular dive site: the hydrothermal chimney Strýtan. Read more about it here: https://alertdiver.eu/en_US/articles/strytan-northern-iceland

The Beach July 1, 2022

A film by Annette Scheurich Documentary (2022, 52 Min.), ARTE G.E.I.E. Sun, sand and sea – for us humans, beaches are the epitome of holidays and relaxation. But they are also habitats for animals and plants. An amazing microcosm of nature unfolds between parasols and deckchairs – if you look closely. The actual inhabitants of the beach have developed different strategies to adapt to the tourist hustle and bustle. Whether beach cat, seagull, sand flea, octopus or crab – they…

The Patterns of the Ocean September 12, 2021

Protecting Indonesia’s Manta Rays In this multi-award-winning documentary, The Jetlagged accompany manta ray researcher Elitza Germanov (Marine Megafauna Foundation) on a field trip in Komodo in Indonesia. Manta ray numbers are declining because their gills have recently become a dubious trend in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Numerous conservation efforts are taking place to protect the gentle ocean giants, including “Citizen Science” projects to identify individuals by their unique spot patterns on their bellies. The filmmakers document the efforts of scientists and…

360° Sea Plastic August 11, 2021

Our planet is drowning in trash, because we have become addicted to single-use and disposable plastic. Researchers estimate that of the over 8.3 billion tons of plastic ever produced, only 9% has been recycled. The environmental consequences, on land and in our oceans, are severe and undeniable. Even though the world is slowly waking up to the problem, the global volume of plastic waste continues to grow every year. Frequently, trash gets disposed in the environment, in rivers and in…

To Explore The Deep October 23, 2020

The ocean still is the biggest mystery of our planet. With an average depth of 4 kilometers, most of its secrets are hidden in the deep where humans can’t survive. Average scuba divers may explore the first 30 meters of it – but some people are pushing the boundaries and are stretching physical laws to venture deeper. One of them is Philip Christoff, technical diving instructor at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan and Fourth Element team diver. Technical diving makes it…

One Ocean, One Love May 17, 2020

The Jetlagged are known for powerful films about the underwater world and films that bring awareness to the issues that are threatening our oceans. The ongoing climate crisis, unregulated fishing/overfishing and plastic pollution put the oceans, its ecosystems and all marine life in danger. This film is a message to all divers and ocean lovers – we are the voice of the ocean! Let’s raise it to protect it!

360 Coral Reefs Documentary July 27, 2018

Check out The Jetlagged’s first 360/VR experience, produced in cooperation with ZMT Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research. Join us on a journey through the Coral Triangle and its magnificent coral reefs. These underwater gardens have the largest biodiversity of life on Earth and can only be compared to tropical rainforests. But as the planet keeps warming, our oceans are changing. Coral bleaching, ocean acidification, overfishing and pollution are threatening the world’s coral reefs and their fragile ecosystems. Our oceans…

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