Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Two short ocean films this Friday!

Please join us this Friday (March 1st) at 6:30pm at American Memorial Park for our monthly film event! In honor of World Water Day which takes place in March, we're paying tribute to that big blue body of water that surrounds us. We'll start off with a 18-minute film about the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and continue with a 45-minute episode of the One Ocean series, entitled Footprints in the Sand.

OriginalFirst Voyage to the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument is a documentary produced by APASEEM ( which covers the scope and beauty of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument as well as the unique scientific discoveries in the area. The story centers around voyager Dennis Chan, a Saipan high school student who traveled to the trench on a research expedition. The film will be introduced by Ken Kramer, an APASEEM member who has been involved in the production of the film.
Footprints in the Sand is an episode of CBC’s One Ocean series. Humans have always lived along Earth’s varied coastlines. For tens of thousands of years the ocean has nurtured and inspired us, and we lived in balance with its seemingly endless bounty. Footprints in the Sand explores how that has changed as our growing demands are changing the ocean and the places of recovery that can give us hope for a healthy future ocean.

First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Division of Environmental Quality, Coastal Resources Management and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations. This particular film is sponsored by the Humanities Council. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. For planning purposes, this event will run about 80 minutes.

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