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UCD IMAGINE SCIENCE: Film Screening of OCEANS - Meeting House Square, Temple Bar on Sunday 22 April

Date Posted: 18 Apr 2012
Event Date: 22 Apr 2012

UCD Imagine Science Film Festival and the French Embassy in Ireland in partnership with Veolia Environnement and the UCD Earth Institute invite you to a free screening of the French film, OCÉANS, on Earth Day, Sunday 22nd April, in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 at 8.30pm.

Free tickets are available at: http://e1.ie/2w6

TWITTER: #OceansEarthDay2012

A hymn to the world of the sea  

The spectacular award winning film OCÉANS takes the audience deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind—exploring the amazing creatures that live within and highlighting the often harsh realities of this world. Featuring spectacular and previously unseen footage captured by the latest underwater technologies, OCÉANS puts audiences in the very heart of the action, leaping with dolphins and swimming shoulder-to-fin with the great white shark. OCÉANS is not a documentary but a wild opera: each diver cameraman creates fragments of the score creating a song of the sea.

You can view a promo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mCg42CaU_A

A pre-screening panel discussion will take place with the Director Jacques Cluzaud and Scientific Advisor, Dr Francois Sarano along with Irish scientists Professor Chris Bean and Professor Frederic Dias from UCD’s Earth Institute and Charlotte O’Kelly from TechWorks Marine before the film commences at sundown.

The OCÉANS screening is the inaugural event of the UCD Imagine Science Film Festival which is a UCD initiative aimed at bringing science to the public through film and digital media during Dublin City of Science 2012.

Professor Des Fitzgerald, Vice-President for Research at UCD, says: “The science film festival gives the public a unique way to access current and thought-provoking scientific issues in an informal and accessible way. Our objective for the festival is to connect science, research and culture using cinema as the channel for expression.”


Last Updated: 18 Apr 2012