Green Planet Films Presents THE INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
“Green Planet Films Presents” is a new initiative showcasing existing environmental film festivals from around the world to offering 12 hours of documentary films and discussion which will include award winners and topical documentaries curated to our region. Important to our coastal location, the first festival we are presenting is The International Ocean Film Festival, based in San Francisco, CA.
11-1PM >>>>> COASTAL EROSION
SAND WARS (52 mins) Denis Delestrac.
Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet’s reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world’s beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. What will be the consequences of sand extraction on the environment and life on the planet? Sand Wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand.TIDEWATER (42 mins) Roger Sorkin.
Water is rising, land is sinking, and the military is here to stay. In Hampton Roads, Virginia, the U.S. military is fighting to save its highest concentration of bases from sea level rise, attempting to solve one of the greatest challenges to our national security and economic prosperity the nation has ever faced.
DISCUSSION | Q&A
2-4pm >>>>> SHARKS
EMPERORS OF THE DEEP (76 mins) William McKeever.
Sharks are frequently discounted as demons, but Sharks Emperors of the Deep reveals the complexities around the world’s most feared fish. Horrified after seeing sharks killed at a tournament in Montauk NY, filmmaker William McKeever takes us on a journey around the world, diving and exposing slavery and illegal fishing at sea with Greenpeace. We discover the truth about the massive destruction of shark populations and that humans are the real demons. In Sharks Bay Australia, scientists demonstrate how humans need
sharks as they keep the seas healthy.Shark Shorts TBD (X mins)DISCUSSION | Q&A
Jon Dodd, Atlantic Shark Institute
William McKeever, Director
5-7pm >>>>> FISHERIES
FISH +MAN (85 mins) Darby Duffin, Adam Jones.
A comprehensive approach to better understanding the high cost of cheap fish in the modern US seafood economy, this film shows the dire consequences on five specific fish species. With an estimated 91% of our fish being imported, we need to become more aware of the origin of our seafood. With the help of local fishing communities, pioneering fishermen, and celebrated chefs, a movement is underway to embrace a more local, seasonal and sustainable seafood industry. Reconnect with fishermen who risk their lives to harvest the oceans and discover new varieties of seafood.
SONG OF THE SPINDLE (4 mins)
An animated interspecies conversation that leads to a neuron found in the brains of humans and whales that makes us capable of compassion, whether we use it, or not.
SPINNAKER (14 mins) Nadine Licostie.
The story of a whale named Spinnaker, who was tracked from her birth until her death -- across three entanglement events. Spinnaker’s life is a rare example where marine biologists were able to see how deeply entanglement can impact
DISCUSSION | Q&A