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In Too Deep - The True Cost of Deep Sea Mining

As we unravel the mysteries of the deep ocean, we have also discovered the world's largest ecosystem is full of precious minerals. Now, the race to mine the deep sea is posing a serious threat to the last near pristine habitats on the planet. The clock is ticking to stop the largest industrial activity the ocean has ever faced in its tracks.

  • Maarten van Rouveroy
    Black Ice, Yubartas, Disappearing Penguins
  • Maarten van Rouveroy
    Black Ice, Yubartas, Disappearing Penguins
  • Farah Obaidullah
  • Diva Amon
    Key Cast
  • Farah Obaidullah
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Gianni
    Key Cast
  • Dan Laffoley
    Key Cast
  • Maureen Penjueli
    Key Cast
  • Claudia Becker
    Key Cast
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    18 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
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    Fiji, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom
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  • Ekofilm
    Czech Republic
    October 14, 2022
    Grand Prize of the Festival
Director Biography - Maarten van Rouveroy

Maarten van Rouveroy is a documentary filmmaker. Having graduated in cinematography and marine biology, his main interests are the natural world, the environment, human rights and other global political issues.

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Director Statement

The deep ocean may be out of mind for most people but it should certainly not be out of mind. The world's largest ecosystem harbors some of the last near pristine habitats and is of crucial importance to the planet and our own survival on Earth. Now is the time to see sense and protect the deep sea from what could potentially become the largest industrial activity the ocean has ever faced.