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Robin Petré – From the Wild Sea #SydFilmFest

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Volunteers working tirelessly to rescue Europe’s marine life from pollution and the violence of climate change.

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PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Robin Petré, director of the film From the Wild Sea.

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A conversation with Robin Petré, director of From the Wild Sea. The film was selected as part of the European Film Promotion’s showcase of wide-ranging new films by European women filmmakers, EUROPE! Voices of Women in Film, presente at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival. From the Wild Sea is a documentary exploring the work of marine animal rescue organizations. In this interview, Petré wanting to tell the story from an animal perspective and the importance of style, as well as her personal mission statement as a documentary filmmaker and her thoughts on the current state of the environmentalist plight and battles.

From the Wild Sea: Across Europe’s seas marine life is under pressure from pollution and violent weather fuelled by climate change. Winter is approaching and severe storms are forecast. Volunteers work around the clock to rescue exhausted and injured seals, dolphins and other coastal wildlife. The animals gaze at their rescuers with fear and trepidation, inching away from helping hands, as they undergo rehabilitation. In poetic images, From the Wild Sea captures this troubling scenario, a collision between society and the environment.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Robin Petré
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    From the Wild Sea
  • Festival section
    Europe! Voices of women in film
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