Wednesday, May 28, 2014
To celebrate World Ocean’s Day on June 6th, First Friday Films is inviting the public to view three local short films that explore the CNMI’s environment and natural resources at American Memorial Park on Friday, June 6th at 6:30pm.
Community members, families, tourists and locals alike will all enjoy these locally-made movies showing beautiful insight into three aspects of the Northern Mariana Islands. First, engage with volunteers in Talakhaya: the Luta Livelihoods Project where local agencies and community members work together every year to prevent fires from destroying soils and vegetation and ultimately damaging our nearshore marine resources in Rota.
Next, we will continue to explore Rota to learn with Fanihi: A Cultural Digest to better understand the ever-changing interactions between people and the beloved fruit bat populations there.
Finally, we will view Laolao Bay: from Ridge to Reef to learn about the ways that our land is connected to the oceans. Local researchers, managers and marine biologists explain the diversity of Laolao Bay’s heritage and natural rseouces in this film.
First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations and individuals. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. This event will run approximately 90 minutes.