Film: The Patterns of the Ocean – Protecting Indonesia’s Manta Rays


Watch the trailer below and download the award-winning documentary (mp4 file)!

The Jetlagged accompany manta ray researcher Elitza Germanov (Marine Megafauna Foundation) on a field trip in Komodo in Indonesia. Manta ray numbers are declining because their gills have recently become a dubious trend in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Numerous conservation efforts are taking place to protect the gentle ocean giants, including “Citizen Science” projects to identify individuals by their unique spot patterns on their bellies. The filmmakers document the efforts of scientists and conservationists in Indonesia like Elitza Germanov and Sarah Lewis (Indonesian Manta Project/Manta Trust), who are working tirelessly to save these beautiful animals from extinction.

Thank you for your support: XCEL Dive EuropeJenga® Ocean, DAN Europe (Divers Alert Network Europe)Manta Dive Gili TrawanganWunderpus Diving, shakti raja ampat liveaboardGili Getaway Fast BoatMarine Megafauna FoundationMicroplastics & MegafaunaIndonesian Manta ProjectSteve Woods Photography for additional footage from Tanjung Luar fishmarket and Nusa Penida, Adrienne Gittus / Soulwater Productions for additional footage from Tanjung Luar fishmarkt, Alex Hofford Photography for additional footage of dried manta gills in Hong Kong.

Awards & Nominations :
WINNER “Best Ocean Film” – Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, New York / USA, 2018
NOMINEE “Best Newcomer” – Green Screen International Nature Film Festival Eckernförde 2018
Special Award – 22th International Underwater Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2018
Honorable Mention – CineEco International Environmental Film Festival Seia, 2018 Portugal
Finalist – Wildlife Vaasa Festival-International Nature Film Festival, Finland, 2018
Finalist – Wilderland Film Festival, UK, 2018
Semifinalist – Natourale Film Festival, Germany, 2018
Semifinalist – GNG Green Earth Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2018 USA

Upon payment, you will receive a download link to the mp4-file (3,5 GB).
Available in English and English with German subtitles.

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