In the Cinema of the Sea we show a selection of documentary films - usually, but not exclusively, of Jersey and the Channel Islands interest.
Amogst the documentaries we show are:
Across the Pond
Richard Hall's film examines the unique link between Jersey and Gaspe arising out of the 18th century cod trade that still exists today.
The Only Sailor in the Fleet
Sven Ford’s short film about the life of Jersey born philanthropist and yachtsman TBF Davis.
PT509 The last Patrol
John Ovenden and Paul Haslam’s film recording the story of the US motor torpedo boats which harassed enemy fleets around the German-occupied Channel Islands in WWII, and of one particular boat and its sinking in a dramatic clash just south of Noirmont.
Wreck of the Stella
John Ovenden’s film recording the tragic story of the last voyage of the L&SWR steamer Stella which was wrecked on the Casquets in Fog on 30 March 1899. Within 8 minutes the ship had sunk and 105 passengers and crew died in the worst disaster in the history of the Channel Islands’ mail steamers.
A Safe Refuge
Annette Lowe's short film exploring Jersey's intertidal zone, and making use of the Safe Refuge tower on Jersey's south east coast by Seymour Tower
Creating Circassian II
Annette Lowe’s film recording the building of a replica La Rocque fishing boat by the Jersey Maritime Museum Boat Shop team.
Bouley Bay Watch
Underwater film maker Sue Daly records the underwater seasons in Jersey revealing rarely seen courtship, hunting and survival techniques.
Sark, a Secret Sea
Sue Daly’s underwater tour of the waters around Sark from the shallows to the deep and back again.
Reefs of Iron
Sue Daly explores some of the Channel Islands’ shipwrecks, which have quickly become a haven for marine life.
Living on the Edge
Sue Daly tells the story of the coast of Jersey where twice a day the water draws back to reveal over seventy square miles of seashore providing a home for marine life and thousands of over wintering seabirds.
During Pirate week we show a selection of pirate themed cartoons aimed at our youngest visitors.