From Great Depths
3D FILM SCREENINGS
Thu Aug 29 9:00 AM
Sun Sep 1
WA Museum@CinefestOZ - Extraordinary Encounters in VR and 3D
From the white vastness of Antarctica to the remote resting place of World War Two shipwrecks in the deep sea, the Western Australian Museum brings you powerful imagery in VR and 3D. WA Museum@CinefestOZ events are free, at the Festival Hub.
From Great Depths - 3D film screenings on the half hour
The loss of HMAS Sydney (II), in battle with the German ship Kormoran, remains the greatest tragedy in Australian naval history. Witness the wreck sites in WA Museum’s 3D film From Great Depths, a moving reflection on loss and sacrifice.
The 3D short film From Great Depths takes you 2,500 metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean, about 200 kilometres west of Shark Bay, to witness the solemn wreck sites of HMAS Sydney (II) and the German raider HSK Kormoran, sunk in battle in 1941. None of the 645 men on board Sydney
survived. In a tribute to the lives lost in the encounter between the two ships, we see 3D footage of the ships on the ocean floor, filmed by remotely-operated vehicles. Historic images, recollections of the German survivors, and letters the Sydney men sent to their loved ones before that last voyage combine to create a moving reflection on loss and sacrifice. From Great Depths is a WA Museum production, produced and directed by Robyn Johnston with film partner Siamese.
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
Discussion: Deep Light Reveals Hidden History - panel discussion
The Antarctica Experience - WA Museum in a Container