Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Black Wave" to kick off First Friday Films

First Friday Films will kick off tomorrow with a free screening of Black Wave, a film on the lingering impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Black Wave will be shown at the American Memorial Park Visitor’s Center on July 2nd, at 7:00 PM.

Sponsored by the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance (MINA), Black Wave is a documentary about the 20-year legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In the early hours of March 24th 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker ran aground in Alaska and discharged millions of gallons of crude oil into sensitive Arctic waters. The incident became the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history. The official Black Wave trailer can be viewed here:

Black Wave kicks off “First Friday Films” – a free monthly environmental film program aimed at inspiring the community to become actively involved and make environmentally friendly choices. Following the film, local oil spill responders will discuss the Gulf of Mexico spill and the response plans in place for the CNMI.

“First Friday Films” is a free and monthly event set to repeat every first Friday of the month. It is coordinated through a partnership between the Division of Environmental Quality and American Memorial Park, with the help of organizations such as MINA.

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