Planet Ocean

PRESENTED BY: Sno-King Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Saturday, March 12, 2016
Location: Edmonds, WA (click for map)

This award-winning film shows in stunningly beautiful videography the mysteries of the ocean depths and reminds us of our dependence on this resource which covers two-thirds of the planet. Do we dare destroy the source of 50% of the oxygen we breathe?

This screening is free to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 for social time and refreshments.

Following the film, we will have comments by our special guests and then discussion of issues raised by the film.  Our special guests:

*Dan Calvert, EcoSystem Recovery Coordinator representing the Puget Sound Partnership

*Sara Hysong-Shimazu, volunteer with the Orca Network/Langley Whale Center

Donations are gladly accepted to help Sno-King Meaningful Movies continue to bring important films to the community.

The 90 minute film premiered in June 2012 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.  It shows in stunningly beautiful videography the mysteries of the ocean depths and reminds us of our dependence on this resource and our responsibility as earth stewards to protect it from the onslaught of climate change. The film draws on the talents of some of the world’s leading aerial and underwater cinematographers, oceanographers and biologists.

“Planet Ocean” focuses on the entire planet as an ecosystem.  Its oceans support us through fishing, which sustains some 500 million people worldwide, and also through seaweed, which is used in medicines, cloth, fertilizer, and food. However, worldwide, 80 percent of commercial fish stocks have been declared “over or fully exploited”.  (topdocumentaryfilms.com)

Our Northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean, The Salish Sea, is an essential part of the environment, culture, and history of this area as its waters and marine life enrich and support us. This film deepens  our understanding of those intimate connections and how we can maintain their health and viability.

 

Special Guests: Dan Calvert, EcoSystem Recovery Coordinator representing the Puget Sound Partnership AND Sara Hysong-Shimazu, volunteer with the Orca Network/Langley Whale Center

Sponsors:  

  • Peace and Justice Committee, Edmonds UU Church
  • Snohomish County Peace Action
  • Social Action Ministry, Shoreline UU Church
 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PlanetOceanTheFilm/

Release Year: 2012

Running Time: 94 min.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot

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  1. Tanya Maurer
    #1 Tanya Maurer 4 March, 2016, 14:42

    Planet Ocean, judging from the trailer, looks fascinating and informative. I had no idea that half of our planet’s oxygen comes from algae.

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