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Heroes of the Sea

What we need most urgently today are solutions.
From climate change to illegal fishing. From the death of corals to the global plastic pollution in our oceans. York Hovest finds real heroes around the world who impressively show us how to implement solutions. Heroes of the Sea is not just a cautionary appeal to humanity through shocking images. Rather, this film illustrates the positive message that we can all do something.

All those involved in this film, have contributed their work for free to help our oceans. We believe, that everyone can make a change!

  • York Hovest
  • Katrin Eigendorf
  • Sabine Streich
  • York Hovest
  • York Hovest
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Helden der Meere
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  • Genres:
    Environmental, Extinction, Animals, Documantary, Globalwarming
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Gabon, Germany, Haiti, Mexico, Portugal, Thailand, United States
  • Language:
    English, German
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Director Biography - York Hovest, Katrin Eigendorf, Sabine Streich

York Hovest is a famous German photographer and National Geographic bestselling author. Through his work, he creates unique multimedia projects that provide thoughtful insights into the most pressing issues facing our world. Be it the tragedy of Tibet, the destruction of the Amazon rainforest or the loss of our most important ecosystem: the oceans. York directs our attention where it is needed most.

Katrin Eigendorf is one of the most renowned German foreign journalists. In 2021, she received the Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Award for her film Return of the Taliban (ZDF), which, according to the jury, conveyed "an authentic empathy for the victims of a historical failure.

Sabine Streich is a filmmaker, cinematographer and video journalist from the very beginning. She was the founder of one of the first VJ bootcamps. She is a trainer at many international broadcasters and at the German Media Academy.

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Director Statement

I no longer wanted to listen and watch how we destroy our earth. Only solutions and hope allows us humans to positively shape the future.