12 Mar 2020
Venue: International Environment House I | Room 1
Organization: Geneva Environment Network
Our Planet is a documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that still remain. Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and a groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films.
This eight-part series explores the unique and precious wonders of our natural world from the creators of the award-winning series Planet Earth. In partnership with WWF, Our Planet combines stunning photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than 3,500 filming days, focusing on the breadth of diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
Our Planet Netflix series has won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Documentary Series and Outstanding Narrator.
Episode: The High Seas
“Venture into the deep, dark and desolate oceans that are home to an abundance of beautiful — and downright strange — creatures.”
Facilitating the discussion on the episode is Jessica Battle, Senior Global Ocean Policy and Governance Expert & Lead Deep Seabed Mining Initiative, WWF International. Jessica worked directly on the documentary and will provide an overview of the current situation and challenges facing the ocean, including answering to questions.
Free screening of films highlighting environmental crisis or success restauration examples are organized at the Environment House. The screenings are all for educational purposes, non-profit and non-commercial.
Our Planet is being screened at the International Environment House in its original language (English).