Executive Produced by Gus Van Sant
In this multi-award-winning film, Rob Stewart embarks on a global
journey to uncover the grave dangers threatening the world’s oceans --
and ultimately, humanity -- as well as to learn what it will take to
reverse the challenges to life on earth.
From the coral reefs in
Papua New Guinea to the rainforests of Madagascar, Stewart’s travels
reveal that our fate is tied to even the smallest of creatures.
Stunning scenes of underwater sea life bring viewers face to face with
sharks and lemurs, into the microscopic world of the pygmy seahorse, and
on the hunt with the deadly flamboyant cuttlefish.
also dramatically reveals evidence of ocean acidification caused by our
passion for fossil fuels, resulting in empty stretches of expired coral
reefs. In every previous mass extinction, coral reefs were the first
eco-systems to be wiped out
One powerful segment summarizes the
evolution of life on earth, putting into stark perspective the
challenges human activity has created.
Along the way, Stewart
visits with experts to learn more about the threats to the planet, and
attends a failed international conference, where he criticizes
government leaders for offering token, ineffective nods to environmental
In the end, Stewart finds hope and inspiration
when he encounters the new face of the environmental movement — young
people worldwide who are leading a global revolution to challenge
leaders to take effective action to stem climate change and the dangers
facing the planet.