Director: Ralf Wuerth | 96 min | 2019 | Germany, United States, France, Italy
Following a chance meeting with legendary ocean activist and Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson, charismatic New York City brand and product developer Cyrill Gutsch has an awakening that turns his life upside-down and starts an eco-revolution.
This serendipitous encounter leads Gutsch to found Parley for the Oceans, bringing together artists, publicists, celebrities and scientists. Their aim: to raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of our oceans.
Through Parley, Gutsch partners with businesses like Adidas to turn the ocean’s plastic debris into fashion and running shoes. Filmed over seven years, and featuring stunning underwater cinematography and enlightening conversations with Watson and oceanographer Sylvia Earle, 'Swarm Intelligence' proposes an outside-the-box approach to environmentalism in an attempt to preserve our oceans before it’s too late.
It's a rollercoaster ride around the globe – until Cyrill returns to the United Nations for the roll-out of his scheme...