Planet Ocean Documentary Film

Planet Ocean is a 90-minute documentary directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, which premiered at the 2012 Earth Summit (RIO+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It features spectacular aerial and undersea photography illustrating the beauty of our planet, while also highlighting the dangers that threaten our marine environments. Its primary message is to encourage all humans to embrace conservation as a shared international responsibility.

Winner of numerous prestigious awards (including Best Cinematography, Blue Ocean Festival and Audience Award, UK Green Film Festival, Best Film Award Prague Festival, First prize documentary section ‘Save and Preserve’ film festival in Russia), Planet Ocean is both a celebration of the earth’s incredible natural diversity and a reminder of its inherent fragility.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot and Dave Hannan at Premiere Screening, Rio+20

Sponsored by Omega and supported by Tara Expeditions, Planet Ocean was made in collaboration with the world’s top environmental scientists to reinforce humanity’s need to respect and protect the entire planet – and especially the world’s oceans. Millions of viewers have already been enthralled by its powerful message and beautiful images.

David Hannan, founder of Ocean Ark Alliance, was the principal underwater cinematographer on Planet Ocean and contributed most of the coral reef imagery which enhanced both the diversity of the film’s images and the quality of its education and conservation message – which is summed up succinctly by the film itself:

“It’s time to imagine an international stewardship of the ocean. Let’s act now.”

Since the film’s first showing at Rio+20, Ocean Ark Alliance organised the Australian premiere and has proudly represented, promoted and enabled many special Planet Ocean screening events in collaboration with its Development Partners throughout Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, the Philippines, the Czech Republic and Russia.

The OAA considers Planet Ocean to be one of the most important programs that it offers others for educational outreach. If you are an NGO or a school and wish to organize a free screening of the film, please contact us.

The Official Planet Ocean Trailer:

To mark World Ocean Day June 5, 2014, Planet Ocean is now full length on YouTube here:

For more info about the film, it’s makers and Yann Bertrand’s GoodPlanet Foundation:


Download the Poster at A2 (4.1MB) here:

“It’s time to imagine an international stewardship of the ocean. Let’s act now.”

A free Planet Ocean app has been launched for smart-phones to help everyone see the film and get information about sustainable seafood.

On Android: