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From the Wild Sea

Documentary

52 min. and 78 min.

FROM THE WILD SEA paints a sensorial, touching picture of our modern world while exploring how we are all connected in an immense, nuanced system stretching far beyond the human race.

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As the peak of winter draws near, a vast European network of marine animal rescue volunteers are bracing themselves for the rough season. Night and day, all year round, they work tirelessly to rescue coastal wildlife from life-threatening elements: Oil. Plastic. Treacherous conditions. But the worst is ahead. Climate change fuels violent weather across the seas, and the annual winter storms are coming at them with an unprecedented roar. Simultaneously, the wild animals are struggling against their human surroundings with fangs and claws. FROM THE WILD SEA is a poetic documentary film that zooms in on the complex collision between human and nature. We are taken on a disturbing and fascinating journey into the emerging Anthropocene Era, seen from both the human and animal perspective. As humans attempt to rescue marine creatures, each individual animal looks back at us with inquisitive eyes. Through an intimate visual experience that follows the animals through rehabilitation, we get to see and sense the world we humans have created: Right before our eyes, an estranged and most curious place.

  • Director

    Robin Petré

  • Producer

    Malene Flindt Pedersen

  • Produced by

    Hansen & Pedersen

  • Format

    52 min. and 78 min.

  • Release

    2021

Awards & festivals

  • Bergen Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Nominated

    Berlin International Film Festival

    2021

  • Biografilm Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • CinemAmbiente

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Cork Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Cormorán Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Politiken Danish:DOX AWARD

    CPH: DOX

    2021

  • Darßer Naturfilm Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Doclisboa

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • ECOCUP Green Documentary Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • EFP's Voices of Women in Film

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Filmambiente Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Global Science Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Haugesund Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • KARA Animal Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Nara International Film Festival

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    2021

  • Northern Lights Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Olympia International Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Piccolo Grande Cinema

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Planet in Focus

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Sarajevo Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Screening Rights Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Sheffield DocFest

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Sydney Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Tulum International Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Valdivia

    International Youth Feature Competition

    2021

  • Vancouver Film Festival

    From the Wild Sea

    2021

  • Zurich Film Festival

    Documentary Competition

    2021

  • Nominated

    Bodil Awards, Best Documentary

    2022

  • Winner, Best Sound Design

    Social Impact Awards

    2022