Year of Production: 2020
Duration: 44 mins
It’s a mysterious realm right at the ocean’s edge. Some of the most unusual creatures on the planet live here. It’s right on our doorstep, yet few have penetrated its secrets.
Twice each day, low tide briefly exposes this astounding world - a narrow band of rocky shore known as the intertidal zone. It’s home to a unique species of fish that breathes air, armies that battle for supremacy and space, and a creature that turns itself inside out to eat its enemies alive.
Sarika Cullis-Suzuki discovered this magical kingdom and its inhabitants at age six in the tidal pools near her family cottage in British Columbia. She immersed herself in their world, and set her sights on a career in marine biology.
Three decades later, Dr. Cullis-Suzuki returns to this very special place to make the new and stunningly filmed documentary Kingdom of the Tide. From the untamed Pacific to the wild Bay of Fundy, she embarks on an adventure to discover the survival secrets of those that inhabit Canada’s intertidal zones:
Colonies of aggregating anemones waging war on each other; voracious sea stars hunting mussels and consuming them alive; even seaweed that has adapted to resist hurricane force waves.
In Kingdom of the Tide, Sarika Cullis-Suzuki will uncover the beauty, drama and wonder of this amazing world. From the epic to the intimate, she’ll showcase the extraordinary range of life that survives here, and reveal why this is one of the most important habitats on Earth.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: INFIELD FLY PRODUCTIONS INC
Cast/Participants: Sarika Cullis-Suzuki