“In Planet Ocean, Yann reveals the mysteries of the seas and sounds a warning about the urgent need to protect.” Ban Ki-moon, Secrety General of the United Nations addressed to the audience at the Economic and Social Council Chamber of the United Nations headquarter during the screening of the eco-documentary Planet Ocean.
When approached to form partnership with renowned watchmaker OMEGA, U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand couldn’t pass up the opportunity, “When OMEGA presented me with the Planet Ocean project, I accepted almost immediately; it was a time to look at things directly, to illustrate and to denounce the dangers threatening our oceans and therefore our planet. This documentary is not intended to moralize, but rather to raise consciousness.”
As a documentary itself, Planet Ocean made use of astonishingly incredible aerial and underwater photography to demonstrate the dangers that threaten our oceans and the entire planet in the 21st century generation today. The whole point was to unravel and create a change in the way people perceive the oceans around them and encourage a conservation-ship mindset that would hopefully translate as a globally shared responsibility. Planet Ocean serves as a never-ending reminder of the bond set between humans and nature and the duty that exists for us to protect and respect our planet.
For more information about the eco-documentary Planet Ocean, you can check it out here.
Left to Right: President of OMEGA Stephen Urquhart, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the film’s director, Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Left to Right: President of OMEGA Stephen Urquhart and Planet Ocean director, Yann Arthus-Bertrand checking the time on his OMEGA Planet Ocean watch.