06-24 November 2019

OCEAN QUEST XPRIZE COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY

OCEAN QUEST XPRIZE COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY

Documentaries
Shane Vermooten

United States

2019 / 48’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

OCEAN QUEST XPRIZE COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY
OCEAN QUEST XPRIZE COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY

Follow the incredible journey of the underdog team of Junior High and High School students advancing to the semi finals of the international Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition to map the ocean sea floor and finally winning the $1 Million XPRIZE NOAA competition. This is the first time a student team of such young age have ever won any XPRIZE competition and shows the inspiration and determination that has these unlikely students overcoming historic odds to do something no one thought possible. The documentary culminates in a live ocean test in front of XPRIZE judges of their solution and experiencing both innocent humor and competitive determination to overcome every failure of hardware and ocean challenges and endure to the end. This will inspire students of any generations in any field to know what it means to take the risks in life and persevere to the end.

This film will be preceded by the short documentary TURTLE ODYSSEY. 

Screenings
Friday 15 17:30 - 19:04Regal Dole Cannery 16
Sunday 17 11:00 - 12:34Regal Dole Cannery 16
DirectorShane Vermooten.
CastAnsel Austin, Jon Erickson, Arnav Gattani, Stephen Huber and Mihir Kasmalkar.

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