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Where the Bay Becomes the Sea

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The richness, complexity and fragility of marine life unfold like a Persian carpet in this beautiful film. The bay of the title is the Bay of Fundy, and where it meets the sea a unique ecosystem has developed. The film traces the intricate interrelationships within the food chain, from tiny plankton, through birds and seals, and finally to whales and humans. More than just a visual feast, the film is a plea for careful management of our ocean resources. First telecast as part of the Nature of Things series.

1985, 29 min 27 s

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Mario Ruspolli Trophy for the Best Ecological Film
International Film Festival of the Sea and the Islands
April 25 to May 1 1988, Açores - Portugal

MAR MENOR Award for Best Documentary
International Week of Sea Cinema
November 8 to 15 1987, Carthagène - Spain

Honorable Mention
International Week of Scientific Film
October 26 to 31 1987, Ronda-Malaga - Spain

Award of Merit for Scriptwriting (John Brett)
Atlantic Film Festival
October 23 to 26 1985, Halifax - Canada

Award of Merit for the Production
Atlantic Film Festival
October 23 to 26 1985, Halifax - Canada

Actra Award for achievement in writing (John Brett)
Atlantic Film Festival
October 23 to 26 1985, Halifax - Canada

Award of Merit for Sound Editing (Les Halman)
Atlantic Film Festival
October 23 to 26 1985, Halifax - Canada

Award of Merit for Cinematography (Kent Nason, Bora Merdsoy, John Brett)
Atlantic Film Festival
October 23 to 26 1985, Halifax - Canada