LIFE ON FIRE: PIONEERS OF THE DEEP

In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands following the wrath of the earth or the sea.

In the Tonga archipelago, two little-known animals have learnt to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning and the Alvin crustacean, a blind shellfish that can find its way around the abyss.

When an underwater volcano becomes an island, the fates of these two extraordinary living paradoxes are linked…


Details: 52′ HD

Directed by Bertrand LOYER

International Underwater Film Festival, Marseille – France

Silver Palm

Albert’s International Wildlife Film Festival, Albert – France

Special Jury Award

Award for Best Scenario