Akwatik explores the land/sea dialectic omnipresent in maritime anthropology. Colonialism, independence, developmental and conservation policies have all disrupted communities inhabiting maritime space. The concept of the sea as a human space, marked by cultural diversity, has been stubbornly resisted. Perceived instead as a homogeneous space, as ‘widow of the ways’ (veuf de routes) and as ‘irremediably wild’, the sea was viewed as refractory to any form of ‘domestication’. Until recently western models dominated ideas about the sea, but now a reversal is taking place, opening up a middle way – a space for reflection that is scientific, political, social. Akwatik steers from land to sea, from air to water, seeking to occupy space without claiming it. The selected videos were sent in from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland.