One Ocean
Hop Film

One Ocean Film Tour 2023

August 05, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

Whales, surfing and coral reefs—a Hop summer favorite returns! Don't miss another world-class series of ocean-loving shorts focused on adventure, conservation and inspirational stories.

23/24 Hop Film

One Ocean Film Tour Vol. 4 Trailer


This compilation of aquatic adventure and conservation is made by people who have dedicated their lives to the sea and all its majesty. This year's seven documentary shorts spotlight the gentle whale shark, salmon fisheries, living coral reefs and a little bit of radical surfing thrown in for good measure. Join us for a spectacular visual journey through the world's most awesome and endangered environments.

Total runtime 1h30m

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School of Fish (20m)
For thousands of years, Bristol Bay, Alaska has been home to the most prolific salmon run in the world and a thriving native people living alongside it. As modern-day threats fall on this pristine environment, one family fights to keep their relationship with the salmon alive. Official selection: Mountainfilm

Whale Song (25m)
Humpback whales sing to communicate with each other. But did you know they sing for fun as well? They pick up each other's best tunes and acclaimed DJ Sam Feldt has transformed these melodies into hit songs for humans!

Ocean Guardians (10m)
Join "Ohana", a first-time mother humpback whale as she prepares for her journey from Hawaii to the feeding grounds of Alaska with her new calf. The film also celebrates the Pacific Whale Foundation and its 42 years of tireless conservation, education and advocacy.  

Bottom Turn (10m)
Shot last year on location in Bali and Lombok, Indonesia, this short follows Jake, a surfer with a lifelong and  passionate relationship with his ocean playground.

Echoes From the Blue Meadow (12m)
Motivated by the dream of being a marine biologist, Itzel is the first Mexican researcher to be part of the Gulf Listen international network for acoustic monitoring of cetaceans. With first-class marine photographers and a Grammy-nominated sound engineer, Echoes is an audiovisual experience into the exciting, risky and flat-out amazing world of marine biology.

The Shark With a Thousand Names (18m)
Rumor has it that some fishermen in Indonesia have a very special relationship with giants of the sea. A team of underwater filmmakers and photographers take their cameras into an almost unknown region to document a newly-discovered whale shark population.They get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures and tell a rare story of harmonious coexistence.

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