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“Angel Azul: Casting for a New Generation” The movie that documents the work of eco-artist deCaires Taylors living undersea sculpture museums

de Caires Taylor’s work is one of a kind, innovating ecological relations with the blue planet, ticking all the boxes of eco tourism and then some.

Synopsis of the Film:
“Angel Azul explores the artistic of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he’s cast from live models. When algae overtakes the reefs however, experts provide the facts about the perilous situation coral reefs currently face and solutions necessary to save them. Peter Coyote generously provides insightful narration that leaves viewers pondering our connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem.”



Undersea Sculpture Angel Azul. Image from environmentnext.org 


Whales, Aquaria and Disturbia

The film Blackfish, described as a psychological thriller, spearheads the increasingly vexatious issue of Whale keeping in Aquaria. Taking aim, specifically at SeaWorld, but applicable to the aquaria debate more generally, the film is described as: 

Telling “the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry” (Official site). 

Image from: http://blackfishmovie.com