“What would the ocean say?” That is the question being asked by a short film produced by National Geographic, and narrated by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron and Guardians of the Galaxy actress Zoe Saldana.
The film was presented by Cameron and th Avator Alliance Foundation. The short clip had its debut at the United Nations in the Hall of the General Assembly to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th as part of programming for the first-ever United Nations Oceans Conference.
The three-minute long video offers a basic overview of problems facing the world’s oceans, including global warming, plastic pollution, overfishing, ocean acidification, and more. In addition, the film introduces a new generation of activists working on the front lines to protect and preserve earth’s most critical resource.
Following “What Would the Ocean Say”‘s debut at the UN, a second segment called “Open ROV-Open Explorer and The Resolution Project” aired. The segment featured eight young leaders focused on oceanography, education, and conservation. It is associated with National Geographic, The Explorer’s Club, Open ROV, Open Explorer, and the Resolution Project. This video clip focused on the statement “If not me, then who? If not now, then when? It starts here. It starts now.”, which was consistent with the theme of the UN Ocean Conference.
The segment featured eight young leaders focused on oceanography, education, and conservation. It is associated with National Geographic; the Explorers Club, Open ROV,Open Explorer, and the Resolution Project. It was executive produced by James Cameron and Maria Wilhelm, and was made possible by collaboration from contributors including Bon Pooche Productions and Luc Jacques of March of the Penguins, among others.
The following institutions also supported the production. Disneynature: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; The Explorers Club; OpenROV-Open Explorer; The Resolution Project.