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Perpetual Planet: Heroes of the Ocean

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Clear-eyed view of oceans' plight offers glimmer of hope.

Movie NR 2021 52 minutes
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Beautifully filmed and paired with a sweeping musical score, this show has the optics and the story necessary to inspire viewers. Perpetual Planet: Heroes of the Ocean is stunning for a few reasons. One, the breadth of scope that the film covers is vast. Scientists in Antarctica study life under ice caps, while others are crawling across the ocean floor in Tahiti. Two, the woman who narrates the show is a hero many people have never heard of. She was breaking records for deep-sea exploration and designing the equipment with which to do so before many of these scientists in the show were born.

Parents who feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem of the human impact on the ocean may feel empowered by the passionate scientists in this show. Kids will love the footage of manta rays and cool deep sea vessels that can spend days under water. A gripping and well crafted documentary with a very important message.

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