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Discover an extraordinary world above and below the sea.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.


INFOGRAPHIC: Sea Turtles of West Papua
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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Journey to the South Pacifc ft. Cate Blanchett



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GALLERY: West Papua: Sealife





Shaun MacGillivray


Shaun MacGillivray is producer and president of MacGillivray Freeman Films and managing director of the company’s One World One Ocean Campaign. His credits include the award-winning To The Arctic and Grand Canyon Adventure.



Howard Hall

Underwater Cinematographer

Howard Hall is a world-class underwater cinematographer whose credits include such IMAX® classics as Under the Sea and Deep Sea 3D as well as MacGillivray Freeman’s Academy Award-nominated documentary The Living Sea.


Meghan MacGillivray

Set Coordinator

While on location in West Papua for Journey to the South Pacific, Meghan MacGillivray served as set coordinator and script researcher with the topside unit. As the daughter of two-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, she is no stranger to far-flung film locations.


Blog Entries and Video

Infographic: Sea Turtles of West Papua

Most of the world's seven species of sea turtles can be found in West Papua, Indonesia.
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Get Schooled on Sharks (and Rays) – Journey to the South Pacific Edition

Kristina GonzalesThe South Pacific is home to some interesting sharks and the giant manta. Get schooled on sharks & rays in this edition of 10 Facts to know. The South
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Hawksbill Turtle Floating Through Life

While hawksbill turtles seem to float through life without a care, they are actually highly endangered, despite protection from government …
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