FILMS

From Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children Celine and Fabian embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never seen before and learn more about the threats that put our ocean at risk.

With narration by Arnold Schwarzenegger and new breakthrough filming techniques in 3D, the audience will literally dive into a new and virtually unknown underwater world without ever getting wet!


*Please note 3D glasses will be provided for this screening

Sat 13th Apr, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Wonders of the Sea 3D - Family Screening
Australian Premiere - FREE

Off Australia's northeast coast lies a wonder of the world; a living structure so big it can be seen from space, more intricate and complex than any city, and so diverse it hosts a third of all fish species in Australia. The Great Barrier Reef as we know it -- 8,000 years old and home to thousands of marine species -- is dying in our lifetime. 

Can We Save the Reef? is the epic story of Australian and international scientists who are racing to understand our greatest natural wonder, and employing bold new science to save it.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with presenter, model and environmentalist Laura Wells, coral scientist Associate Professor Dr David J Sugget, and the film’s director, Adam Geiger of SeaLight Pictures.

Sat 13th Apr, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Can We Save The Reef (with panel discussion)

Featuring two-time world surfing champion Tom Carroll and big wave pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones. Two larger-than-life brothers born out of the 1980s generation of pro-surfing and both in their 40s, they live to ride waves the size of buildings.

Based in Sydney, Australia, they enlist the help of surf-forecasting guru and meteorologist Ben Matson to track the giant oceanic storms that create massive swells.  And so begins the race against the clock, taking Tom, Ross and the crew to the most exotic and remote ends of the planet to ride and claim them. This year they are focused on the winter season Down Under, to hunt down as many giant swells as they can in Australia.

The film will be followed by a conversation with two-time World Surfing Champion- Tom Carroll

Sat 13th Apr, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Storm Surfers 3D (with panel discussion)

Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.

BLUE is the story our generation need to hear. The industrialisation that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Karina Holden, Impact Producer Sarah Beard and Environmentalist and co-founder Take 3 Tim Silverwood and Lucas Handley, Marine scientist and freediver

Sat 13th Apr, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Blue the Film (with panel discussion) 

From Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children Celine and Fabian embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never seen before and learn more about the threats that put our ocean at risk.

With narration by Arnold Schwarzenegger and new breakthrough filming techniques in 3D, the audience will literally dive into a new and virtually unknown underwater world without ever getting wet!

 

*Please note 3D glasses will be provided for this screening

Sat 13th Apr, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Wonders of the Sea - 3D
Australian Premier - FREE

Featuring two-time world surfing champion Tom Carroll and big wave pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones. Two larger-than-life brothers born out of the 1980s generation of pro-surfing and both in their 40s, they live to ride waves the size of buildings.

Based in Sydney, Australia, they enlist the help of surf-forecasting guru and meteorologist Ben Matson to track the giant oceanic storms that create massive swells.  And so begins the race against the clock, taking Tom, Ross and the crew to the most exotic and remote ends of the planet to ride and claim them. This year they are focused on the winter season Down Under, to hunt down as many giant swells as they can in Australia.

Sat 13th Apr, 9:30 pm - 11:15 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Storm Surfers 3D 

Australian Rachael Thornton goes where no Western documentary filmmaker has ever been. She is the only non-Chinese member of the first major scientific mission of Ocean Dragon, China’s powerful manned submersible.

Rachael’s not from any superpower; she reports environmental and native Australian stories from the bush. She’s never been to sea, but she’s never met a language barrier she didn’t like.

These five weeks will test her as extreme deep-sea pressure tests Ocean Dragon and its diving scientists. No sub has ever taken three humans to full ocean depth. What will crack? Who might die? The deep sea remains a challenge to finding new life — and resources to extract. For the very first time, China opens its doors on its highest-risk mission of all.

A film by SeaLight Pictures’ Adam Geiger and Colette Beaudry, filmed and narrated by environmental journalist Rachael Thornton.

Free scoop of Ben & Jerry's for every ticket!

 

Sun 14th Apr, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Riding The Ocean Dragon

The Ocean's Supermum is a natural history documentary featuring previously unknown underwater behaviour, and a passionate and engaging scientist whose mission it is to unlock the secrets of the most devoted of all marine mothers, the Australian sea lion.

Sunday 14th Apr, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

The Ocean's Supermum

That’s Surf West is a new documentary short film shot in Wild Western Australia - It is so much more than a Surf Trip, it is about Culture, Passion and Adventure.

The film is connecting some of the best Windsurfers and Surfers on the planet thanks to the shooting during the WSL Margaret River Pro and the PWA World Tour Riders like Jaeger Stone, Timo Mullen, Federico Infantino, Ben Severn, WA locals boyz and more.

 

The crew travelled for more than 2 years shooting in some of the best spots on the planet capturing amazing action and landscape in Gnaraloo, Margaret River, Geraldton, Esperance and more.

That’s Surf West is not just a Windsurfing and Surfing movie, You will discover the Australian Culture, new secret spots, the “Aussie” lifestyle and the amazing landscape and MTB riding.

A Film by Federico Infantino,  Co-Director Elisa Mariani 

Sunday 14th Apr, 1.00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

That's Surf West (Plus talk by filmmaker and World Class windsurfer Federico Infantino)

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle is on a personal mission to save the ocean.

Mission Blue - shot during a 3-year period in numerous locations around the world - the film traces Sylvia's remarkable personal journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading a daring undersea mission in the Virgin Islands and beyond.

The film deftly weaved her unique personal history with the passion that consumes Sylvia today: creating a global parks system for the ocean that she calls "Hopes Spots".  As she eloquently expressed in her TED prize wish, Sylvia passionately believes that this ambitious plan is the best way to restore the health of the ocean.  But as she travels tot he Gulf of Mexico, the Galapagos Islands, the Coral Sea and beyond, it becomes clear just how daunting the challenges we face truly are.

The film will be followed by a talk by Shannon Rake from Mission Blue
 

Sun 14th Apr, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Mission Blue (plus talk) - FREE

Chasing Coral follows a team of divers, photographers and scientists out to photograph the elusive process of coral bleaching, a phenomenon happening at an unprecedented rate around the world from warming ocean temperatures. The film took 3.5 years to make, features 500 hours of underwater footage, and submissions from over 30 countries.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Lorna Parry  Sophie Ansel and Christophe Bailhache from Underwater Earth

Sunday 14th Apr, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Chasing Coral (with Panel Discussion) - FREE

Deep Sea Under The Pole by Rolex is an undersea polar expedition that took place in the Arctic ice caps near the Geographic North Pole from March 26 to May 10, 2010.

The goal of the expedition was to create a totally new photographic and film eyewitness report on the undersea world of the ice caps, in the most painstakingly accurate way possible.

Two scientific programs were carried out in parallel to the exploration. The first concerned the thickness of snow on the ice, a crucial

parameter to estimate the total volume of ice; the second monitored human physiology through studies of sleep and the evolution of the internal temperature of team members. After three years of preparation and several training phases in Finland and the Alps, led by Ghislain Bardout, the eight crew members and their husky were dropped at the end of the polar night 65 km from the Pole, after crossing the extreme north of Canada. For 45 days, they traveled by ski and sled, making 51 dives. Although it was shortened, the project

reached its objectives at the end of an experience that was punishing for both material and team.

The resulting images of the top and bottom of the ice caps provide the portrait of a dream world that is being lost through global warming. They have been seen around the world.

Length: 52’
Director: Thierry Robert Production: Docside (ZED)

 

Followed by a talk with expedition diver / photographer Franck Gazzola

Sun 14th Apr, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Under The Pole

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