The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is proud to present its 3rd Annual Oceans Film Festival. Building on the success of the last two years, the festival is taking place on three consecutive Wednesday evenings in Oceans Month, with free film screenings, short presentations, and open discussion.
The IOI Oceans Film Festival will kick off on June 6th with a family-friendly focus. Audience members of all ages are encouraged to attend the showing of Turtle: The Incredible Journey, presenting the story of one turtle’s voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. The screening will be followed by a discussion on turtles in Canadian Atlantic waters.
The second evening, on June 14th, is designed not only to educate but also inspire action, as the audience will be exposed to the contemporary issue of aquaculture in the maritime region of Canada. The film for this evening is Salmon Wars: Aquaculture, Wild Fish, and the Future of Communities. Film director, Silver Donald Cameron, will introduce the film and will be on site for a discussion following the premiere.
On the final evening, June 20th, the festival will showcase 4 local short films focusing on maritime issues. Two films will be premiering during this event. Thrill of the Catch will explore the controversy surrounding shark derbies and Ship to Shore will look at the impact that the fishing industry has on our oceans. The other films shown during the evening will include videos from the iconic Hinterland Who’s Who series and L'Nuk: The People. Film-makers and experts will be on site following each screening.
The International Ocean Institute-Canada would like to thank all its 2012 Film Festival partners: Canadian Wildlife Federation, Ecology Action Centre, Marine Affairs Program of Dalhousie University, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Museum of Natural History, and WWF-Canada. Special thanks are due to Madelaine Patterson for chairing the organizational committee, and to Heidi Collins for assisting as IOI's Film Festival Intern.
For more information about the IOI and the Film Festival, please visit http://internationaloceaninstitute.dal.ca/FilmFest.htm
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