Man, shark, and sea turtles meet as predators in the newest IMAX film, hunting the sardines that flock to South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Coast during summer. But Wild Ocean isn’t a gory, feast-or-famine flick. The beautifully captured picture (true to IMAX’s dramatic style) is a rather subtle look at human and animal impact on marine wildlife.
Weaving shots of South Africans dancing on the sandy coast and sea turtles diving into dense schools of fish, the film draws parallels between the rhythms of the local African culture and sea life. It reminds us, through its exceptionally visual (even for IMAX) storytelling, that these silver sardines, like many of the world’s fish, are in short supply–and must be protected.
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