Saturday, Sept. 8th
Doors at 6:30 PM.
$3 suggested donation.
Free for OC, Surfrider, and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.
A Sheltered Sea
Winner for best Ocean Conservation film at the 2009 Blue Ocean Film Festival, “A Sheltered Sea” illuminates the pioneering conservation action of the marine life protection act as it creates the first statewide network of marine protected areas in the United States. Directed by Bill Bayne and Produced by The Baum Foundation, “A Sheltered Sea” was the first film of its kind in Northern California, to tell the Marine Life Protection Act story as it was unfolding.
As a forward looking response to long-term overfishing and new pressures from pollution and climate change, the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative brought together diverse stakeholders—fishermen, conservationists, government, divers, scientists, and ocean-loving citizens—in a sometimes explosive process to set aside marine refuges akin to our country’s national parks. Livelihoods, the future of marine species, and coastal access hung in the balance, awaiting the outcome.
The film explains why everyone holds a genuine stake in the decision making process and explained how people can participate in this historic effort to conserve California’s ocean as a public trust.
El Mar, Mi Alma
“Shot entirely on 16mm, ‘El Mar, Mi Alma’ is a visual love song to the surf blessed land of Chile, its people, and the ocean that defines it.
With a long and diverse coastline Chile is a country not only shaped by its geography; the sea occupies a mystical and poetic, conscious and unconscious place within the cultural fabric of the nation. The film is a visual tone poem, a blend of images and music featuring cinematic surfing sequences, coastal landscapes, insightful commentary and poetry, and the movements of the cast on a unique surfing journey. With environmental themes and political undercurrent, the film paints a picture of Chile’s beauty and association with the sea, centred around the intimate act of surfing.”