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Ocean Film Festival 2012

Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival 2012

Saturday, September 22, 4:00 - 10:00 pm

Celebrating the Cousteau Legacy

  No single name is more well-known in ocean filmmaking and exploration than "Cousteau".
  Founder of the Ocean Futures Society , Jean-Michel Cousteau's personal passion for the oceans translates into the society's mission: ". . . to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean's vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet."

4:00 - 6:30 pm

SCAD'S Trustees Theater
216 E. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA

Films produced about Gray's Reef and other National Marine Sanctuaries around the nation.

At 4:00 pm

Explore Your National Marine Sanctuaries (4 min)

A short introduction to America's national treasures: our 14 marine sanctuaries.

Marine Debris (6 min)

Looking at our oceans, we see many objects from our world above. How can we prevent marine debris? Once it's there, is safe removal possible?

Take me to the Water, the Story of Pin Point (33:05 min)

On the banks of Moon River (just south of Savannah, GA), a coastal society of Gullah and Geechee people existed. Within this society of first generation freedmen, we see the importance of family, religion and work, but most of all we the see the importance of an enclave holding onto their land, as freedmen properties along the South Eastern coast have all but disappeared.

Jane Yarn (26 min)

The vision and persistence of one woman is a powerful force. In this 30 minute documentary, meet a woman who would save world-famous Cumberland Island, create two of American's first underwater marine sanctuaries, and serve as Jimmy Carter's top environmental adviser (as well as much more).

At 5:30 pm

Explore Your National Marine Sanctuaries (4 min)

A short introduction to America's national treasures: our 14 marine sanctuaries.

Cool Water Haven (18:02 min)

The story of the majestic Farallon Islands and its inhabitants, from the whales and fish that live in its surroundings waters to the birds, sea lions, and other creatures that live on its shores. No wonder it is a National Marine Sanctuary.

Fagatele Bay (17:20 min)

A story of beauty, culture and diversity of life. Welcome to Fagetelle Bay, part of American Samoa, home to 3,000+ years of history, as well a way of life that is forever tied to its ocean surroundings.

From Rivers to Reef (15 min)

An introduction Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the researchers who work there and the challenges that it faces.

4:00 - 6:30 pm

SCAD's Gutstein Gallery
201 E. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA

  Jean-Michel Cousteau will sign copies of his book, Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau, Published by Ocean Publishing .
  The book features Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Cousteau will also sign other available books in the National Marine Sanctuary series.

7:00 - 10:00 pm

SCAD'S Trustees Theater
216 E. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA

Mission of Mermaids

A short film celebrating our relationship with the ocean. It's both a poetic ode to the seas and a plea for their protecton. 15 min.

Followed by:

  Drawing from more than 40 years of experience exploring the world, designing, and studying the ocean realm, Cousteau will bring a wealth of stories, knowledge and film from his adventurous life to Savannah.
  Cousteau will bring a selection of his own films, including a bio film, My Father, The Captain: Jacques-Yves Cousteau.


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