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Ocean Film Festival 2013

Sidewalk Arts First Place Winner 2013

Thursday, September 12
6:30 - 8:45 pm

Opening Night, at the

Telfair Museums' Jepson Center
207 W. York Street, Savannah, GA

6:30 - 6:50 pm

Your National Marine Sanctuaries: NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

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

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary: NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

The short film TAGGED-YOU'RE IT! takes viewers beneath the surface of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, and reveals how researchers are using technology to learn more about the habits of the fish species that spend time in the sanctuary.

6:50 - 7:15 pm

Ocean's at the Tipping Point: Ocean Health Index, Narrated by Harrison Ford

A video about the Ocean Health Index, won first prize in the Innovations and Solutions category at the Blue Ocean Film Festival. Through images of marine life in the deep blue sea and of cultures sharing an intimate connection with the ocean, this film illustrates how preservation of our oceans, shorelines, mangroves and marshes directly affects our livelihoods, including our jobs and local tourism in addition to the biodiversity of these treasured ecosystems.

7:15 - 7:20 pm

The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Blue Ocean Film - A Heal the Bay Production

An exploration into the life cycle of an illustrious creature, this short film follows the plastic bag on a mighty journey to its home, the Pacific Ocean.

7:20 - 7:30 pm

BREAK (10 min)

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch : Journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth, and yet it's become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers whom shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.

8:30 - 8:45 pm

Q & A with independent filmmaker Angela Sun

Angela Sun is a television host and journalist with a passion for storytelling and love for the oceans. Her call for adventure has led her to field research on the Great Barrier Reef and a survey of the coral reefs of the Andaman Sea. An avid surfer and scuba diver who loves to chase stories, sharks, sunsets and surf around the world, she has produced/hosted a suite of sports and travel shows on a popular television networks.


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