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DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes

From the Wild Sea

Sat 6 November 2021

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Wheelchair accessible

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A man looks into the eye of a dying whale.

Image credit: From the Wild Sea (2021) Robin Petré

Along the raw and windy coastlines of Europe, a network of volunteers are constantly ready to rescue marine wildlife from oil spills, plastic pollution and storms.

Night and day, all year round, they work tirelessly to rescue whales, dolphins, seals and birds. But things are getting worse. As climate change fuels violent weather across the seas, and the annual winter storms come at them with an unprecedented ferocity, their task becomes increasingly difficult.

From the Wild Sea is a poetic film that looks unflinchingly at the complex collisions between humans and other animals in the emerging era of the Anthropocene. Honouring both the human and animal perspective, the intimate gaze of the film follows volunteers as they work to rescue and rehabilitate animals back into the wild. Meanwhile, the rescued animals look right back us. Insisting that we are all a part of the same world.

From the Wild Sea (2021) Robin Petré (78’, Denmark)

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Sheffield DocFest: Beyond Our Own Eyes Weekender

This event is part of the Sheffield DocFest: Beyond Our Own Eyes Weekender at CCA, Glasgow. For the full programme please click here.

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Part of Beyond Our Own Eyes Weekender #

Part of COP26 #




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7:30pm — 9:30pm




Free but ticketed


Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available