DOLPHIN MAN premieres on arte.tv sat on 30/9/17 at 20.50 (FR), 20.15 (GR) and on ARTE +7, ARTE Europe in English, Polish and Spanish.
Directed by Lefteris Charitos, Dolphin Man tells the extraordinary life-story of Jacques Mayol, the first free-diver to reach 100 meters below the sea and the inspiration behind the cult-movie 'The Big Blue'. The film explores Mayol’s turbulent life and assesses his enduring legacy as a maverick explorer and pioneer environmentalist. Shot in locations across the world, it is a cinematic experience that blends spectacular archival footage with stunning underwater photography, to tell the story of a man who revolutionised free-diving and brought new consciousness to our connection to the sea.
In parallel to the documentary, ARTE launches DOLPHIN MAN VR, a companion program made of 3 short VR films in 360° video, which focuses on the themes of free immersion apnea, the study of cetaceans, and the importance of yoga and breathing for free-divers. Directed by Benoît Lichté, DOLPHIN MAN VR is launched on arte.tv/360 on 25/9/17 in parallel to the release of the documentary Dolphin Man.
More on the film: https://www.dolphinmanfilm.com/
More on the VR: http://mk2films.com/en/film/dolphin-man/