EpiphanyHD Closed Captioning
Frans De Backer and Michael Maes
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About the Movie
Epiphany is a true story about love, autism, nature, passion, fear, determination, perseverance and making daunting choices in life. Ellen Cuylaerts, mother and award winning internationally renowned wildlife photographer, is afraid of water but sets out to conquer that fear over and over again to help the environment. Early in her marriage, Ellen — master in history and education, former Cisco engineer, and e-commerce founder — is trapped between the peculiar situation her children and husband are and the mainstream expectations of social peers. Fighting an exhausting battle, mainly against ignorance and prejudice, she finds relief in a piece of paper: the diagnosis of autism in her husband and two children. Armed with evidence and facts, she can start educating her surroundings. Although making remarkable progress with her loved ones, she realizes along the way that the core issue would never disappear: society will not accept nor understand ‘being different’. Thus Ellen and her husband Michael decide to move away from their busy social life and settle down at the other end of the world, close to nature: Grand Cayman. Living near the ocean, Ellen starts diving and pursues her old passion, photography, though this time underwater. Early on she understands the power of images and social media to bring environmental awareness to the public. As such emerges her mission to show the public the in-depth beauty of sharks and her battle to refute the allegation that sharks are a danger to humans. In search for the “key” to communicate with people affected by autism, she discovers similarities with animals in the wild. Could that key help her to navigate her loved ones through society? Will it allow her to connect to those large predators she welcomes in front of her lens?
Wonderful story about an amazing family
I personally know Ellen and Michael and so was looking forward to watching this film. My wife and I enjoyed it very much. Not only is the underwater imagery excellent, but the story itself is inspiring. Well worth watching!
A Beautiful and Moving Story Of Overcoming Fears
Epiphany is a beautiful and moving story of overcoming fears, love of the ocean, and love of one another. I'm blown away. This is an awe-inspiring film that I highly recommend watching. You my find hope, compassion, new understanding, clarity... truly incredible and touching on so many levels.
Great Story, Great Film!
Great story of an amazing family who come together to experience the underwater world and become a voice for the animals that inhabit it. The film is filled with beautiful images from exciting dive destinations around the globe and was incredibly enjoyable to watch. Bravo!