Film Title: The Grouper Mystery
Director: Gil Kébaïli, Laurent Ballesta
Category: Documentary
Country of Origin: France
Run time: 52′

Tagline: Every year, in the southern pass of Fakarava in French Polynesia, thousands of groupers gather in secret followed by hundreds of sharks.

Cast & Crew:
Directed by Gil Kébaïli
Written by Laurent Ballesta and Gil Kébaïli,

Previous Awards:
Best documentary, Ouchy film festival, Switzerland
Prix Alain Estève, Festival de l’aventure et découverte de Val Isère, France
Grand Prix, Festival de la Rochelle, France
Ancre d’argent au Festival  Int du film Maritime, d’exploration et d’environnement de Toulon, France
Médaille d’Or à la Fête Européenne de l’Image Sous Marine Strasbourg, France
Prix spécial du Jury au Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine de Marseille, France

Website: http://www.andromede-ocean.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pageBallesta/
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/155796149

Synopsis: In French Polynesia, there is a place where every year, thousands of groupers gather in secret followed by hundreds of sharks … The photographer, diver and biologist Laurent Ballesta, with his team, wanted to better understand what motivates these fish to wait until the exact day of the full moon to spawn all at once ! With the help of researchers from the  CNRS of Moorea, they dived and conducted numerous experiments to study and witness this unique phenomenon. Taking advantage of this period of incredible richness, Laurent Ballesta did a record dive of 24 hours at over 20 meters.