as you may know, last Friday, Istvan and myself went to the Ocean Film Festival Belgium in Brussels.
Thanks to organisor Micheline Vermeulen we could have a nice booth to present our Universal Freedivers activities.
When setting up the booth with some freediving gears and education material, and waiting for the visitors, we could have a nice chat with Fred Buyle. I think that is already 5 years ago that we didn't meet in person. Time flies!
Then Micheline notified us that we could actually attend the movies :-). We could still find a place in the theater but it was almost sold out!
The films are listed here below and a summary can be found here.
- India's first surfer girl
- The Accord
- One Voice
- Gold of Bengal
- The Right
- Ocean Stories: The Halls
- Kayaking the Aleutians
This was the first time that I attend a Film Festival and this was just wonderful! So many great stories, so many great images on a (very) big screen. This is worth every penny that you would pay for it!
Especially for the kick-off in Brussels, there was also a very nice presentation by Hanli Prinsloo about her foundation "I am water" aiming at Ocean Conservation and to make youth and adults aware of the beauty of our Ocean. Very nice initiative that I totally ignored beforehand!
And last but not least, Fred Buyle gave an inspiring speech about his work towards ocean conservation helping many marine scientists since more than a decade. His motto is clear: to use positive imagery versus the dramatization of our Ocean’s current state.
Positive imagery versus the dramatization of our Ocean’s current state by Fred Buyle (special guest for the kick-off).
In case the message above was not clear enough...if you don't already have your tickets for one of the next sessions, rush for it! :-).
- November, 11th in Brugge
- November, 15th in Antwerpen (I will be there together with Jeroen)
- November, 17th in Gent
- November, 24th in Namur (I will be there together with Guillaume)
- December, 1st in Leuven (Eric will be there together with Inge)
Have a nice week and see you on Sunday in the quarry of Lessines for some of you ;-)