Reel Earth Film Festival presents the New Zealand premiere of Ocean's Monopoly.
What if our continent wouldn't end at the coastline but simply continue under water? A territory of continental extents would come up, a territory uncontrolled and open for seizure. “Ocean's Monopoly,” tells the story of the biggest land grab in world history.
The film will be presented by Alastair Clement, a coastal geomorphologist in the Physical Geography Group at Massey University. His research seeks to understand how the coast changes over time, with a particular focus on the past 10,000 years as it's during this time period that much of what we think of as 'the coast' was formed. Alastair is interested in reconstructing changes in past sea-levels, and understanding how these changes contributed to the evolution of coastal environments such as estuaries, coastal plains, dune fields, and coastal barriers.