Gran Paradiso Film Festival

From July 23 to 28, 2018 in Cogne and August in the Grand-Paradis valleys

Les peuples des océans

Guillaume Vincent

Francia | 2016 | 52’

François Sarano, oceanographer, former companion of Captain Cousteau, will take us to discover the giants of the sea, the cetaceans, the descendants of carnivorous land mammals. From Mauritius to the Bahamas, from French Polynesia to the shores of Argentina, François dives with sperm whales, orcas, dolphins, whales, close and among them. These giants have adapted to water, have grown to be the largest animals living on the earth. They conquered the oceans, invented new senses, developed languages, built complex societies. With the big hunts abolished, we are creating new relations with our brothers of the oceans and thus to discover them differently. We can finally, with François, dive into the planet of giants! To meet the giants of the sea, the cetaceans, we will follow François Sarano, oceanographer, former companion of Commander Cousteau. In Argentina, in the Valdes peninsula, lives a family of orcs unique in the world that François Sarano absolutely wants us to discover: to hunt and feed, these orcs end up on the beaches to catch the elephant seals! A technique that requires a very long and difficult learning and that Valdes orcs are the only ones in the world to own.

Watch the trailer!