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Sweet and Sour, a story shared by many (short version)

"SWEET & SOUR" is a documentary film about how the dive industry and its people experience and survive the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.
In this short version, the film focuses on the relationship between people and their natural world in which they live and work. An underwater world impacted by the sanitary crisis which has to face new challenges...
This short movie is a message of struggle, adaptation and hope that all started with the worlds lockdown in march 2020 and still continues to this day.

  • Celine Monfort
  • Niels Prinssen
  • Celine Monfort
  • Niels Prinssen
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2021
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  • Language:
    English, Indonesian
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  • San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition
    San Diego
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Celine Monfort, Niels Prinssen

We, Celine Monfort and Niels Prinssen, are a French Caribbean (Céline) and Dutch (Niels) couple, both experienced dive instructors and underwater photographer/videographer, who have worked and dived in many different places: Maldives, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Mexico, Djibouti and currently Indonesia.

We both started out as trained agricultural engineers in a corporate world. Our love for the ocean brought us together and we turned underwater adventures into careers in the diving
and tourism industry.

In 2021 we launched Travel2Sea with the aim to share the beauty of exploring the underwater world through visual creative content. We are dedicated to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of its inhabitants. Our main angle is to share stories celebrating symbiosis, relationship between Nature and human kind.

Whilst currently managing a dive center in North Sulawesi, we both enjoy capturing underwater images. Niels is a talented photographer, whilst Celine creates fun, cinematic, and educational videos, highlighting the beauty of our underwater world.

As we continue the creative journey, we like to think of our career as one big learning experience that continuously grows with each project and collaboration.

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