Thursday, May 31, 2012
Don't forget to come out to American Memorial Park tomorrow, June 1st for Ocean Frontiers and the 2-year Anniversary of the First Friday Films program. Thank you for all the support you have shown us over the years!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Come help us celebrate our 2nd anniversary and World Oceans Day! First Friday Films is celebrating by showing the film Ocean Frontiers, sponsored by the Pacific Marine Resources Institute on June 1st, 2012 at 6:30pm at the American Memorial Park Visitors Center. Following the film, audience members will also be invited into the courtyard of the Visitor’s Center for a brief reception.
Ocean Frontiers takes us on an inspiring voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country—from the busy shipping lanes of Boston Harbor to a small fishing community in the Pacific Northwest; from America’s coral reefs in the Florida Keys to the nation’s premier seafood nursery in the Mississippi Delta. Here we meet a mixture of unlikely allies, of industrial shippers and whale biologists, pig farmers and wetland ecologists, sport and commercial fishermen, reef snorkelers and many more, all of them embarking on a new course of cooperation, in defense of the seas that sustain us. Filmed in HD, Ocean Frontiers is a documentary and outreach campaign to inspire and mobilize audiences to better care for the ocean, for the good of all.
Exhibits by DEQ Marine Monitoring Team and Marianas Island Nature Alliance (MINA) will be on display in the lobby area of the American Visitors Center before and after the film. After the film and courtyard reception, movie-goers are invited to join the First Friday Films crew for dinner at Spicy Thai across from the Park to discuss the films they’ve viewed and the future of our film program.
First Friday Films is a monthly film series brought to you through a partnership with the National Park Service and the Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ), with generous support from community groups and organizations such as the Pacific Marine Resources Institute, which is sponsoring this film.
For planning purposes, the movie runs about 80 minutes long. As always, First Friday Films is free and open to the public.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
First Friday Films will be featuring Homo Toxicus on May 4th, 2012, 6:30pm at American Memorial Park Visitors Center.
Filmmaker Carole Poliquin investigates the remarkable amount of toxic chemicals that exist in our bodies with this documentary that will have viewers taking great caution while deciding what to put in their bodies. Every day, tons of chemicals are released into the environment, without ever knowing how toxic they are in the long term to the living organisms. Moreover: the majority of the 100,000 molecules developed since the World War II, which are used in daily products, have never been tested. Some of them found their way into our bodies and into fetuses. Up to 247 toxic substances have been found in new-borns. We are today bequeathing our toxic load to our children along with our DNA!
First Friday Films is a monthly film series brought to you through a partnership with the National Park Service and the Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ), with generous support from community groups and organizations such as the CNMI Coastal Resource Management Office with support from RC&D which is sponsoring this film. For planning purposes, the movie runs about 80 minutes long. As always, First Friday Films is free and open to the public.