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EXPEDITION TO THE ABYSS

Expedition into the Abyss is a 52-minute scientific adventure which takes us to California on board a research boat equipped with the latest technology, the Western Flyer, to discover the mysterious destiny awaiting whale corpses 2000 meters underwater. The expedition leader, Craig Smith, a researcher at the University of Hawaii, speculated more than 20 years ago that the corpses of enormous marine mammals would disrupt the balance of the deepwater plain, usually deprived of food. His discoveries confirmed his conjectures and led him even further, to explore the mystery of deepwater inhabitants… This film presents us with exceptional footage never seen before, filmed two kilometers underwater. We follow a man like no other, founder of a new discipline in modern oceanography: the ecology of whales corpses.
                  

Claire Nouvian See his other films
Produced by : Dominique Barneaud
Company : EX NIHILO
Coproduced by : ARTE FRANCE, IFREMER




Genre : documentary
Duration : 52 min
Video editor : ADAV
Year of production : 2005
Available Versions : VF / VO STF, VA / VO STA



International sales : Tele images international / Marathon international


TV Diffusion : 14/05/2005










Awards :
Amazonas film festival: Prix du meilleur documentaire d'aventure.

Festival selections :
Festival Jules Verne, Paris, 2005
Festival mondial de l'image sous-marine, Antibes, 2005
Escales documentaires, La Rochelle, 2005
Pariscience, Paris, 2005
Amazonas film festival, Manaus, Brésil, 2005.

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