EXPEDITION 2019

AÇORES ATLANTIS

People don’t just visit the sea, we become part of the sea.

Aquatic movement research expedition & audiovisual production for a deep awareness about our connection to the waters. Bringing consciousness of our responsibility as human beings, in sight of the emergency of working towards the revitalization and harmony of the oceans.

1 expedition. 5 projects.

We set sail guided by the winds, the seas and the islands of the Azores, for harmony of the ocean. Freediving, storytelling, surfing, sailing, in a dance connected with marine environments. We develop practices in nature as a way to improve deep listening, root environmental responsibility and respect for marine species.

Açores-Atlantis

Journey
September 10 – 17, 2019

Aquatic movement journey by land and water, in the island of São Miguel, with inspiring landscapes and new aquatic practices.

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On board

Sailing
September 20 – 29, 2019

Two sailboats, 13 guests on board, sailing for harmony of the Ocean to film the ‘Song for Atlantis’ documentary.

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Song for Atlantis

Documentary Film
Soon here

Bringing together freedivers, surfers, sailors and storytellers of the underwater world in the amazing Azores islands.  

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Ocean Talks

Talks
October 1st, 2019

Talks about the experiences of the sailing team, their actions and connections with the ocean.

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EcoAction

Beach cleanup
October 6, 2019

Beach cleanup with the local community at Ribeira Grande. Honoring the environment and the revitalization of the oceans.

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Song for Atlantis

Documentary Film soon here…

 

Bringing together freedivers, surfers and sailors in the beautiful Azores islands to produce the “Song for Atlantis” documentary. A film about deep listening and interspecies communication.

On board

A team brought together by the producer Violeta Lapa, sailing for harmony of the Ocean through dance and aquatic movement practices. Selected for their aquatic expertise, photography experience and global media impact, presenting the Azores as an essential destination for listening to nature and connecting with the environment. Inspired by the dedication and positive travel and adventure practices encouraged by the local community.

Henrique Pistilli

Sea Coach, Athlete, Consultant, Presenter at Canal OFF, Speaker

Known as the “Fish Man”, he’s passionate for the teachings of the sea, in search of different styles of waves and aquatic lessons throughout the world.

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Leina Sato

Freediver, Instructor, Speaker

Fascinated by interspecies communication, developed during her encounters with cetaceans. Teaches about the therapeutic elements of freediving and insights from her time and dedication in the ocean.

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Jean-Marie Ghislain

Photographer, Director, Author

Faced his fear of water and became an underwater photographer. Discovered an affinity and respect for sharks that led his images to being published in many books showing the gentle side of the supposed beast. Contributing towards conservation of marine environments and their inhabitants.

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Matthieu Paley

Photographer, Speaker, Adventure, Author

Has traveled the world for National Geographic magazine. Focusing efforts on regions that are misrepresented or misunderstood. Committed to issues relating to diminishing cultures and the environment. Has learned six languages, feeding his passion to connect with people he meets and helping him instill a sense of intimacy into his images.

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Juliana Marinho

Environmental Journalist

Journalist and publicist, with over 15 years of multidisciplinary experience in communication: Press, Text revision, directing, script writing, audiovisual production, social media, marketing, institutional communication, research and image management, developing projects in developing communities and environmental ONGs.

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André Branco

Capitan, Sailor

SailZen Captain and Founder. Born in São Miguel, Açores. Sailor since he was a child, world traveler. On a mission to sail the Açores taking passengers to connect with nature, with no fixed destination and with wind as a guide.

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Rita Ferreira

On board Assistant 

In love with nature, ocean and people. Has ample experience in the hospitality business. On board assistant for SailZen. Caring for our nutrition and well being on board. 

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Gustavo Neves

Director, Photographer, Editor

Filmmaker working on the production of travel and adventure cinema, with a strong focus on stories about the ocean and inspiring connection with nature.

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Violeta Lapa

Production, Aquatic Dance

Founder of Oceans and Flow, producer of the Açores Atlantis Expedition and who sent out the call for the team gathering on board. Has organized journeys in different island locations discovering people and their water practices. Bringing together talents through dance and aquatic movement to empower dreams.

 

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Ocean Talks

1st October 2019 – 19h
University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel island

The public will have the opportunity to get to know the Sailing Team in a unique and fruitful three-hour session of sharing, with various lectures for the local community.

 

Spreakers:

Henrique Pistilli

Sea Coach and profissional Bodysurfer

Leina Sato

Freediver

Jean-Marie Ghislain

Underwater photographer

Matthieu Paley

 National Geographic Photographer

Juliana Marinho

WWF-Brazil Journalist

Violeta Lapa

Oceans and Flow Producer

EcoAction.
Let’s make an impact!

October 6th – Sunday, 10h
Monte Verde Beach, Ribeira Grande, São Miguel island

Oceans and Flow, in partnership with Route Portugal and the Fish Man (Henrique Pistilli) will carry out a beach cleanup with the local community of Ribeira Grande, São Miguel. An action to honor the environment and the revitalization of the Oceans. An active meditation inspiring social and environmental responsibility.

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For Film screenings and Talks;
For registration in the journey Açores-Atlantis 2019;
To work in a commercial  opportunity.

an Oceans and Flow & Peregrinus Studio production

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