Dive like Dolphin Man – virtually

An immersion into the deep blue universe of freediving, DOLPHIN MAN VR is a companion program to the Moving Docs documentary, Dolphin Man.

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Meet Daphne – our adopted dolphin!

Adoption papers are here and Moving Docs is proud to welcome Daphne to the family!

In parallel to the release of the documentary Dolphin Man, Moving Docs has decided to raise awareness about sea life by adopting a dolphin through the Slovenian Marine Mammal Society, Morigenos

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The old man and the sea

“We sea men are not normal. They call us 'sub' because we really are sub-normal. Because what Jacques Mayol did was not normal. If that had been normal we would have been really crazy.” – Giancarlo Formichi, underwater cinematographer and friend of Jacques Mayol

A thoughtful, multi-layered look at the life of free-diver Jacques Mayol (perhaps best known to cineastes as the inspiration for Luc Besson’s divisive but world-famous 1988 film The Big Blue), Dolphin Man is a far more complex film than its title would have you believe. Somehow, director Lefteris Charitos has combined three very different kinds of film – the nature documentary, the voyeuristic thrills of an extreme sports film, and an apparently straightforward biopic – into something infinitely more compelling that transcends all three.

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#MyBlueEurope photo competition

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Are you in love with the sea?

Upload photos of your connection with the sea, rivers or lakes before 7 January 2017 and win a unique diving experience in Greece with the Grand Resort Lagonissi and the Athens Divers Club*, an online course by world record-holding freediver Sara CampbellCressi diving equipment**, and Dolphin Man cinema tickets across Europe.

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Selected for Moving Docs 2017: Dolphin Man

Discover the story and legacy of Jacques Mayol, the legendary free-diver whose life became the inspiration for Luc Besson's cult-movie The Big Blue.

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Dolphin Man - Moving Docs

The life story of Jacques Mayol, the greatest free-diver in recorded history, whose life became the inspiration for Luc Besson’s cult-movie Le Grand Bleu. The film discovers how Mayol revolutionized free-diving and brought a new consciousness to our relationship to the sea and our inner-selves.