Winter Speaker Series

2022-2023 Zoom Speaker Series


Episode 1: Arrivals


Mauricio Handler, Natural History & Underwater Cinematographer

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 7:00pm
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Mauricio Handler is a Natural History & Underwater Cinematographer based in Maine.

As Cinematographer, Director of Photography and Producer at his company Aquaterrafilms, Mauricio has contributed and collaborated on various documentary films and specials around the world including The Humboldt Current (Curiosity Stream / HBO Max), Perpetual Planet: Heroes of the Ocean (BBC / Rolex) and Our Universe (a Netflix Production).

Mauricio produced and filmed his series Ocean Secrets and World of Oceans, both of which are distributed internationally to TV networks around the world. His latest contribution aired this past summer on CNN in the six episode CNN Original Series, Patagonia: Life on the Edge of the World. He lives in Durham, Maine with his wife and business partner Julia and their English Springer Tristan.

“Episode 1: Arrivals” is a wildlife documentary that will be part of a larger series called "American Waters" In tonight’s presentation, Handler, producer and cinematographer for the series, discusses his ongoing efforts to document Maines coastal and fresh water species that arrive here in the spring. The one hour special "Arrivals” tells the intertwining stories of various aquatic species and the characters that benefit from their annual migration to Maine's coastal waters, estuaries, rivers and ponds.

Watercolors by
Sarah Stapler