Atlantic Crossing: A robot's daring mission

About the Film

This feature-length documentary is about RU27, the first autonomous underwater robot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and the passionate scientists behind the mission. The documentary was made by award-winning filmmaker Dena Seidel, Director of Digital Storytelling, Writers House, Rutgers English Department. The film screening, a collaboration between Writers House at the School of Arts & Sciences and the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is funded in part by the office of the Cook Campus Dean.

Atlantic Crossing on PBS

WNET - Channel Thirteen
WHYY - Philadelphia
WQED - Pittsburgh
WLIW
WUSF - Tampa
KCTC - Seattle
KBDI - Colorado PBS Channel 12
KVIEHD - Sacramento
WFYI HD - Indianapolis
WENH - Boston
WPBY DT2 - Charleston, West Virginia
KUED PBS Channel 7 - Utah
PBS Channel KET - Kentucky
NJN1
MPT2 - Maryland
UNCTV - North Carolina
WLED DT3 - Vermont
WCNY - Syracuse
NHPTV - New Hampshire
WNEO - Youngstown, Ohio
WEAO - Akron, Ohio
OPB - Oregon

Film Awards

John Muir Film Award

Winner
John Muir Film Award

Blue Ocean Film Festival Finalist
Blue Ocean Film Festival

best_documentary_feature Best Documentary Feature
Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
2nd Place Documentary Feature Winner

2nd Place Documentary Feature Winner
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

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Official Selection
FILManthropy Festival

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Winner of Intercom Competition
Chicago International Film Festival
 

best_visual_effects Winner of Best Visual Effects
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
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Honorable Mention
La Femme Film Festival

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Winner of Best Documentary
New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2011

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Award of Excellence
Los Angeles Movie Awards

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Winner Best Home Grown Documentary
Garden State Film Festival 2011

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Award Winner
Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival

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2010 Gold Award Winner for Documentary Film
California Film Awards

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Official Selection
Lighthouse International Film Festival 2011