Diving Deep: The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy is coming to Rialto Cinemas Dunedin.
When ocean explorer and filmmaker Mike deGruy dies unexpectedly in an accident in 2012, his wife returns to the edit room to make a film.
Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy, tells that story and while it celebrates Mike and all he accomplished in his amazing career, it also highlights what he cared most about at the time of his death: we are destroying the ocean before we even know what’s there. If Mike deGruy were alive today he would be spending all his energy to fight on behalf of the ocean, for continued exploration, particularly of the deepsea, research, understanding and ultimately encouraging a reciprocal relationship with it before it is too late.
But this is also a story about hope. Because while Mike was distraught over our treatment of the oceans, he was also hopeful there would be a change in consciousness. He had tremendous belief in the ability of communities to work together to affect positive change, and he saw in the next generation a group of people who could make that happen.Together, we can carry his mission forward.