Spirit of Discovery

Walter Munk’s daring exploration and brilliant scientific "failures" have changed the way we understand our Blue Planet.

Directors

Eliana Alvarez Martinez

Country

USA

Year

2017

Running Time

60 mins 

Website

www.spiritofdiscovery.co

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 12, 2018

San Francisco Premiere.

Walter Munk’s brilliant scientific “failures” and pursuit of daring exploration have changed the way we understand our Blue Planet and literally helped save western civilization. His work in oceanography pioneered our modern understanding of tides, ocean circulation, and surf forecasting. Now, at age 96, Walter is on a mission to research the unique flying Devil Rays that bear his name.

DISCUSSION WITH: Walter Munk, Oceanographer; Patty Elkus, Executive Producer/Scripps; Maribel Guevara (emcee).