Narrated by Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific takes moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.

An IMAX Entertainment and MacGillivray Freeman Films presentation.

A One World One Ocean production.

Narrated by Cate Blanchett

Release date: 2013

Runtime: 39 minutes

Format: filmed in IMAX 3D 15 perforation/65 mm, 2D and 3D

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Honors and Reviews

“Splendid views of marine life…gorgeous, enveloping underwater imagery.”
– Daily Variety

“Spectacular documentary footage…It’s amazing the water doesn’t spill into the auditorium.”
– The Wall Street Journal

“The film is sure to tug at the heartstrings.”
– The Huffington Post

  • Best Documentary Feature Film – 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival (also a finalist in the following categories: Cinematography, Cultural Connection: People and Sea, and Recognition for 3D)
  • Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor – 2014 Giant Screen Cinema Association Achievement Awards
  • Gold Camera Award, Documentary Category – 2014 US International Film & Video Festival
  • Gold World Medal, Documentary Category – 2015 New York Festivals
  • Finalist for Best Theatrical Film – 2014 Panda Awards, Wildscreen Film Festival
  • Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing, Special Venue Nominee – 2014 Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE)
  • Official Selection – 2014 Environmental Film Festival, Washington DC
  • Featured in the IMAX Showcase at the 2014 International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula MT

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