Omnifest at home
Wild Ocean is an award-winning, action-packed adventure exploring the interplay between man and our endangered ocean ecosystem. The film highlights one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles, plunging viewers into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets, and billions of fish collide with the most voracious sea predator, mankind.
If you need any further convincing, here’s Ellen O’Connor’s review (Ellen is the museum’s Program Manager for the William L. McKnight Omnitheater, so if anyone’s an expert on giant screen films, it’s her!):
“Narrated by John Kani, South African actor, director, and playwright, Wild Ocean shows us the massive sardine shoals off the Wild Coast of South Africa. As they migrate north due to the change in ocean temperature, a variety of predators arrive on the scene to feed. Fisheries follow the shoals. The warm ocean currents drive the shoals closer to shore. We see a super pod of dolphins and diving gannets alert humans to the approach of the sardine shoals. It is an amazing sight to see. We also learn how changes in ocean temperature affect this ancient migration for the species that benefit from it. It is truly a wild place with long-standing traditions. A delicate balance in the circle of life.”