Sea of life


With stunning cinematography, SEA OF LIFE is an inspiring film encouraging everyone to unite in an effort to preserve our oceans on a global scale. Young filmmaker Julia Barnes embarks on a journey around the world to raise awareness of the ecosystems we are losing, as we come closer to causing a mass extinction in the oceans. Sea of Life leads audiences through the beautiful world of coral reefs into the heart of the environmental movement, meeting passionate scientists, activists and explorers who reveal an enormous opportunity to rise up and become the heroes the world needs.

Awards :

  • Best Documentary at Forest city Film Festival
  • Most Revealing Film at Cinema Verde
  • Best Documentary at AM Film Festival
  • Best Film in the Ontario 150 Film Challenge at Water Docs
  • Audience Choice at Earth Talks Film Festival
  • Best First Film at Cayfilm
  • Award of Merit at Impact Docs Awards
  • Prize for Global Applicability at Ekotopfilm Fesival
  • Best Feature Film at Environmental Film Festival Albania
  • Best Documentary at West Side Mountains Doc Fest

Director's statement

Rob Stewart's documentary REVOLUTION opened my eyes to what's happening in the ocean and inspired me to take action. One week after watching his film, I bought a camera, signed up for a scuba diving course, abandoned every plan I'd had for my life and set out on what would become a 3 year adventure to make this documentary. I wanted to show people how important the ocean is and how much trouble it's in so they would want to fight for it.

Why we selected this film

The superb images in this film clearly lay out all the problems linked to global warming. This very young director presents us with a documentary with great maturity, to help us better understand what's at stake, the solutions as well as the urgent need to take action. Having been inspired by Rob Stewart – film director who passed away in 2017 – this young woman is without a doubt ready to pursue his fight…

Next steps

Act right away

The oceans are subjected to more and more threats, despite being indispensable to our survival on Earth. I sign the petition to protect them and ask for the adoption of an ambitious global treaty for the oceans.

Take things further

We ask that 30% of the oceans be protected by 2030, with the creation of a vast network of marine reserves. Discover how.

Join an action group

I join a Greenpeace local group somewhere near me (in France).

I join the WeGreen social network for those wishing to act in favour of the environment, to take part in actions happening near me and to meet people who are active in areas that I am interested in (in France).

I don't live in France: I find a Greenpeace office near me.


  • Sophie :

    Magnifique documentaire, des témoignages qui redonnent foi en l’humanité. J’espère que son message sera entendu.

    Saturday January 18th, 2020, 10:41 PM
  • Emmanuel Coquelou :

    Si ce projet audacieux se présente comme un peu compliqué dans sa forme, il ne l’est pas moins que la situation des fonds marins que nous livre ici Julia Barnes. Et si les données chiffrées sont un peu trop abondantes pour me permettre d’en retenir ne serait-ce que la moitié, le message est pourtant limpide : nous sommes en train d’assister à la disparition d’un inestimable joyau. Dépassons les quelques maladresses de ce film, principalement induites par le fait qu’il s’agit d’une première œuvre documentaire, pour nous concentrer sur les hommages vibrants rendus par ce film, pour commencer à Rob Stewart, le réalisateur qui a inspiré ce travail. Mais aussi à Paul Watson ainsi qu’à tous les militants environnementaux. Enfin, un hommage plus que touchant, servi avec de sublimes images, est rendu à la partie immergée de notre monde.

    Friday January 17th, 2020, 08:08 PM
  • Laurence :

    Dommage que les sous-titres soient parfois erronés ou approximatifs, cela limite parfois la compréhension.
    Film intéressant, où on apprend beaucoup de choses, assez déprimant vu l’ampleur des dégâts, mais heureusement avec une petite note plein d’espoir sur la fin !

    Friday January 17th, 2020, 01:58 PM
  • Radia :

    excellent contenu ! bravo pour le texte .

    Thursday January 16th, 2020, 11:04 PM
  • Krusty GT :

    Superbe, merci pour cette découverte.
    Parle bien évidemment de la Mer, mais aussi de la Terre et de la Vie. 😀

    Thursday January 16th, 2020, 12:43 AM
  • Lili Pouch :

    Belle réalisation, sujets traités avec pertinence, raisons et émotions y sont véhiculées. Well done !

    Wednesday January 15th, 2020, 05:17 PM
  • Sophie GAUTHIER :

    C’est un mélange de profonde tristesse, de grande colère mais également d’intense envie de fédération bienveillante et constructive que provoque ce film.

    Monday January 13th, 2020, 02:42 PM
  • Corinne VITALONE :

    Ce film paraît passionnant et édifiant.
    Je souhaiterais vivement le voir.

    Thursday January 9th, 2020, 04:26 PM

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