Discussion: Deep Light Reveals Hidden History
Sat Aug 31 1:50 PM
All Ages100 Mins
Sat Aug 31
WA Museum@CinefestOZ - Extraordinary Encounters in VR and 3D
The 2015 expedition to the wrecks of HMAS Sydney (II) and her German opponent HSK Kormoran brought back new knowledge about the 1941 battle and provided a rare opportunity to observe the little-known marine world 2.5 kilometres down. A naval historian, a maritime archaeologist and a deep-sea imaging specialist share their insights and welcome your questions.
Dr Michael McCarthy, as maritime archaeologist at WA Museum, had responsibility for the Museum’s Sydney-Kormoran program for nearly 40 years.
Wes Olson is the author of Bitter Victory: The Death of HMAS Sydney and HMAS Sydney (II): In Peace and War.
Dr Andrew Woods, Manager of Curtin University’s HIVE visualisation facility, is a research engineer and 3D imaging expert.
Moderator Robyn Johnston is a writer and curator who produced and directed the 3D film From Great Depths, screening at CinefestOZ.
Meet at the Deep Light display at 1:50pm.
Visit these other FREE WA Museum@CinefestOZ experiences from Thursday to Sunday in the Festival Hub:
Deep Light: Illuminating the wrecks of Sydney and Kormoran - photographic display
From Great Depths - 3D film screenings on the half-hour
The Antarctica Experience - WA Museum in a Container