In order to continue her research on whales, Dianne Bates is assigned to ORCA. She arrives there to do the research with Dr Winston Seth. Her two sons, Jason and Brett, have to go, too. Although younger brother Brett finds the underwater research station exciting, Jason is not happy about the change in scenery. Jason is given the job of tagging a whale, but fails to do so when he sees a girl in the ocean. His mother doesn't believe his story and feels he sabotages it on purpose.
Nim's Island tells the fictional story of an adventurous girl named Nim, who lives on a remote island in the South Pacific. You might think that because Nim lives far from \"civilization\" she would be very lonely. But Nim is blessed with many good friends, including a bird named Galileo, a lizard named Fred, a green sea turtle named Chica, and a sea lion named Selkie who looks after Nim as though she were one of Selkie's pups. As a book, Nim's Island is a fun, engaging read. As a movie, the story expands beautifully to fit the big screen, becoming as informative a look at marine life in the ocean, as it is a story packed with intrigue and adventure.Download the Nim's Island Educator Guide (2.9MB, PDF) and Poster (1.9MB, PDF)Download Recommendations: Because of occasional download conflicts with web browsers, we recommend that you download these pdf files to your desktop by right-clicking on the link for PC users and click and hold for Macintosh users. Then open them using Acrobat.
The Light Between Oceans is a wonderfully shot old fashioned romance melodrama.After the end of world war one. A traumatic Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) feels guilty in surviving the war. He is offered the job of a lighthouse keeper in the remote Australian island of Janus. The lighthouse faces both oceans and Tom crave the solitude.Tom is a silent stoic type, a man of few words. A local girl Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander) is smittened by him and they get married.Although they live happily at the lighthouse, she has miscarried twice. One day they spot a boat with a dead man and a baby girl which by some miracle is still alive.Isabel wants to keep the baby and raise it as her own. No one would know as they think she is already pregnant. However one day, Tom encounters Hannah Roennfeldt (Rachel Weisz) who is looking for her missing husband and child. Tom is overcome with guilt for his and Alicia's actions which eats at him for some years.The story works if you examine it as a series of decisions made by a devastated man. The film is a story of love, guilt, redemption and loss.I found the movie well paced and times moving. It did veer to being a bit too cheesy like a Lifetime film too many times for comfort, but with a prestigious cast. It needed to make use of some kind of lyrical magical realism in its narrative. What else could explain how the baby survived but the father dying.
The Frieder family on holiday. Women pose with Jane and Peggy on a mountain, probably in Hawaii. Pan of the ocean vista and city below, probably Honolulu. 00:00:29 Two adult couples lounge outdoors. The girls and their mother Julia pose before going to the beach and swimming in the ocean. Jane and Peggy on a ship deck with flowered leis around their necks. Smoke stacks from other boats are visible behind the rail of the ship deck. 00:01:21 People aboard an ocean cruiser. Shores. Someone dives from the boat. 00:02:14 Jane, Peggy, and Julia wear heavy coats on the ship deck. Other Frieder family members walk towards camera on deck.00:02:30 The girls play outside near a large gate, probably in Yokohama, Japan. 00:02:46 Very brief street scene with shop signs, probably in Hong Kong (see similar shots of same street at 01:08:19 in Film ID 2965). Julia and the girls ride in rickshaws. Cut to a crowded ship dock and other ships in a harbor. 00:03:43 A toddler dressed in a winter coat and hat cries. Pan of landscape from the ship - ocean, islands, mountains. A different view from above of a city with a busy harbor, probably Hong Kong. 00:05:08 Jane and Peggy swim in the pool on the ship deck. Their parents, Morris and Julia, watch and join in the pool. 153554b96e