Mystic oases of the deep sea

Steep slopes of underwater volcanoes catch plankton that feeds countless sea creatures, some species not found anywhere else. The film explores one of those oases and also looks into the impact of diving tourists on that environment.

Director: Rolf J. Möltgen

Rolf Möltgen (age 60) became a trained electronic technician after attending the university of applied sciences in Bonn. 1964 he obtained an apprenticeship as cameraman at Studio-Rheinfilm in Bonn. In the same year he made his first underwater movie depicting the life of Greek fisherman and sponge divers.
His later topics range from action features to protection of endangered species, from behavioural sciences to pure adventure. Many of his interesting titles were featured on WDR, Arte, ZDF and SAT1, and partly adopted by BBC and National Geographic. Der Berg der Haie was featured on last year's festival program and was nominated for the award of Best Marine Film 2009.

44 Min.
Director: Rolf J. Möltgen
Script: Rolf J. Möltgen
Cinematography: R.J. Möltgen, T. Meinken, A. Schindler, O. Jungbauer
Editing: Ralf Kamien
Music: Paul Rabiger
Narrator: Helmut Winkelmann
Editor: WDR Redaktion Gabriele Conze
Nominations: Best Marine Film 2014