“Oceans” and satellites

“Oceans” makes its debut in movie theaters in Europe, starting with Belgium, France and Switzerland. Oceans and space are two dimensions still largely unknown which represent both our origins and future. In his new movie “Oceans” French filmmaker Jacques Perrin teamed up with the European Space Agency to reveal the deepest secrets of the big blue: from the beauty of its creatures to mankind destruction of it. Three quarters of the earth’s surface is covered with water and thanks to satellites, that Jacques Perrin calls the “divine balcony”, we now have a better understanding of the

oceans that could help manage climate changes affecting our planet. Indeed space truly plays a key part in the “Oceans”  ~ Oceans is a documentary film by Jacques Perrin, distributed in the U.S. by Disneynature. It will be released on April 22, 2010, to coincide with Earth Day.According to the official website, the film explores the oceans of the Earth’s surface and the mysteries that lie beneath. It is Disneynature’s second release following Earth in 2009. It counted with a budget of 60 million euros, it was filmed in over 50 different places and took 3 years to film. The movie is a high-quality filming documentary featuring ocean animals. It reflects the need to respect nature and demonstrates the negative impact of human interaction on animals, to the point of favouring the disapearance of species.Oceans is directed and produced by Jacques Perrin, director Jacques Cluzaud with producer Nicolas Mauvernay, editors Catherine Mauchain and Vincent Schmitt, art director Arnaud Le Roch.Visual

effects were produced by visual effect supervisor Nicolas Chevallier, VFX producers Alain Lalanne and Edouard Valton, digital artists Mickael Goussard, Jean-Louis Kalifa, Julien Buisseret, Olivier Sicot, Nicolas Evrard.The music video for oceans is make a wave . ~ Jacques Perrin (born Jacques André Simonet; 13 July 1941 in Paris) is a French actor and filmmaker. He is occasionally credited as Jacques Simonet. Simonet was his father’s name and Perrin his mother’s. His father, Alexandre Simonet, was a theatre director. Perrin was trained as an actor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique.He was given his first juvenile film roles by Italian director Valerio Zurlini. He also gave over 400 performances of L’Année du bac on the Paris stage.He played opposite Claudia Cardinale in the romantic comedy La

Ragazza con la valigia and played the younger brother in Family Diary with Marcello Mastroianni, both under the direction of Zurlini. He was also the adult Salvatore in the international hit Cinema Paradiso.He won two Best Actor awards at the Venice Film Festival in 1966 for the Italian film Almost a Man and the Spanish film The Search.At 27, he created a studio and produced and acted in Z, directed by Costa Gavras and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, and Irene Papas. Z received an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1969.He collaborated with Costa Gavras again in État de Siège (State of Siege) in 1973 and Section spéciale in 1975. Both films had political themes, and Perrin continued this trend with a documentary on the Algerian uprising (La guerre d’Algérie) and a film on the

Chilean presidency of Salvador Allende (La Spirale).Perrin produced another Oscar-winning film in 1976: La Victoire en chantant (Black and White in Color) by director Jean-Jacques Annaud. In 1977, he embarked on Le Désert des Tartares, again starring Trintignant. The cast included such big-name actors as Max von Sydow, but was not very successful and left Perrin with debts (although it did win the Grand Prix du Cinéma Français).His recent successes have been the animal films Microcosmos and Le Peuple Migrateur (Winged Migration), which were both filmed by his studio Galatée Films.He also played the role of the old Pierre Morhange, narrator of the very internationally successful film The Chorus, that he also produced. The young Pépinot was played by his younger son Maxence.He was made Knight of the Ordre national du Mérite in 1985, promoted Officer in 1997and promoted Commander in 2003. He was made Knight of the Légion d’honneur in 1990and promoted Officer in 2007. sources: esa.int, oceans-lefilm.com, Walt Disney Studios  ~  GoodNews International Edition

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