Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival 2020

Program 05 - OCEANS FIRST

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Program sponsored by OceanFirst Bank

Stunning cinematography captures the wonderful and constant evolution of the ocean. Inspired by the last sentence of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: “Whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

Director's Statement:

When Darwin proposed the evolution theory, this was the beginning of a scientific way of thinking in which humans were not a creation itself, but were another step on a ladder of beings, as important as its previous steps and the ones behind. And with that idea and its magnificence began the awareness of environmental protection.

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    4 minutes
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  • Premiere
    November 29, 2019
  • Note
    Director Biography - Rafael Fernandez Caballero: World and European Underwater Photography Champion. Since he was a child, his life has been linked to the sea and the world of underwater image, following his father, underwater photographer as well, and learning from his knowledge travelling around the world. Nowadays, he is fully dedicated to professional underwater photography and video, with the aim of showing the beauty of our ocean to raise awareness about the importance of protecting it, as well as the realization of workshops and photo-courses all over the world. He is an engineer specialized in renewable energies, commercial diver and CMAS instructor. He has been the winner of many important international underwater photography competitions since 2012, including the world and the European Championship, and he has been jury in many others. He has published in some prestigious photography magazines, being the collaborator of the Spanish magazine "Buceadores" or "Buceoworld”. In addition, he is an international ambassador of different and important brands in the diving and image sector, such as Aqualung, Isotta, Orcatorch, Blueforce or Kanau.
  • Director
    Rafael Fernandez Caballero
  • Editor
    Alvaro de Miguel