UCD Imagine Science Film Festival and the French Embassy in Ireland in partnership with Veolia Environnement and the UCD Earth Institute will hold a FREE panel discussion and screening of the French film OCÉANS on Earth Day, Sunday 22nd April in Meeting House Square at 20.30.

OCÉANS  - a hymn to the world of the sea

The spectacular  award-winning film OCÉANS takes the audience deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind—exploring the amazing creatures that live within and highlighting the often harsh realities of this world. Featuring spectacular and previously unseen footage captured by the latest underwater technologies OCÉANS offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea. OCÉANS puts audiences in the very heart of the action, leaping with dolphins and swimming shoulder-to-fin with the great white shark. OCÉANS is not a documentary but a wild opera; each diver cameraman creates fragments of the score creating a song of the sea.

'Perrin and Cluzaud mainly emphasize the sea's beauty and power as its best argument, finding exquisite choreography between those florid stretches of narration.'  NPR

The OCÉANS screening is the inaugural event of the UCD Imagine Science Film Festival which is a project developed by UCD to bring science to the public through film and digital media during Dublin City of Science 2012.

Opening Address
Ambassador Emmanuelle d’Achon, Ambassade de France en Irlande

Welcome by
Professor Desmond Fitzgerald, Vice-President for Research, University College Dublin
Mr Pierre Eymery, Veolia Environnement
Panel Discussion
Jacques Cluzaud, Oceans Director
Dr François Sarano, Oceans Scientific Adviser
Prof Chris Bean, Director of UCD Earth Institute
Prof Frederic Dias,UCD Earth Institute
Charlotte O'Kelly, Managing Director, TechWorks Marine

We will screen under the canopy in Meeting House Square | French with Subtitles | Seating and Blankets | Tickets Requred | Free Event