The Centro Velico Caprera supports the second edition of Ocean Film Festival, a film festival presenting a selection of the best films from the Australian festival of the same name, which will be in Italy from 15 October 2018 to tell the best stories and adventures above and below the water.
A common purpose that unites ideally, and now also in practice, two realities that, although in very different fields, pursue the same objectives.
"Love for the sea, passion for adventure and respect for the environment are the values we share at Centro Velico Caprera and we are happy to share them on the occasion of the second edition of the Ocean Film Festival in Italy" says Alessandra Raggio, Director of Ocean Film Festival Italia.
"Images are often worth a thousand words," says Paolo Bordogna, President of Centro Velico Caprera, "if they are shown by people who live the sea in many ways, we are certain that the result in terms of raising awareness of the issue of safeguarding it will be extraordinary. The spirit of Centro Velico Caprera has always been to bring its students closer to knowing and understanding the sea. The aim is to create, through sailing, a maritime education and environmental awareness. We therefore felt it was important to support this event, which helps to spread our message to a wider audience".
After last year's great success with the public, the second edition of the festival will start in Milan with two evenings at the Odeon cinema on 15 and 16 October 2018 and will continue with a tour of ten stops in eight cities.
Free diving in uncontaminated waters, big wave surfing, sailing among the icebergs of the remote Disko Bay: many stories of exploration and adventure in remote and wild environments, which are, however, overshadowed by man-made pollution and, in particular, by plastic: "when we throw something away," says freediving champion Hanli Prinsloo, "we must always remember that 'away' doesn't exist".
Among the films on the programme is Oceanminded, starring Hanli Prinsloo herself who, having abandoned the world of racing, seeks a connection with nature by diving with the great sharks and dolphins that populate the coasts of South Africa and Mozambique. A shark is at the centre of Scarlet's Tale, a film that tells the story of South African Paralympic swimming champion Achmat Hassiem, in which the animal, encountered in traumatic circumstances, ends up becoming the athlete's inspirational force. Disko, on the other hand, is the dream voyage of an old sea wolf who, after losing everything in a shipwreck, builds a new boat and sets off for the great icebergs of Greenland. Finally, there will be big wave surfing with The Big Wave Project, in which a community of surfers unite around a single great objective: to ride the biggest wave in the world.
Each evening features a selection of 9 short and medium-length films: the programme will be identical for all evenings.
To buy tickets online, find out all the dates and stages of the festival or just find out more, visit the official website of the event: www. oceanfilmfestivalitalia.it