Monday, June 30, 2014
First Friday Films will be showing the Coral Seas episode of the BBC’s The Blue Planet series for free at American Memorial Park on Friday, July 11th at 6:30pm. This is one week later than the normal First Friday Films schedule due to conflict with the 4th of July holiday.
Amazingly beautiful and complex, coral reefs develop from humble beginnings. Tiny coral larvae float through the seas and settle, growing into intricate and fragile coral reefs inch-by-inch over hundreds of years. As the community flourishes, animals develop relationships with one another and such a place can feature a huge variety of ocean life.
The Blue Planet is a British nature documentary series created and produced by the BBC. It is one of the first ever comprehensive series on the natural history of the world’s oceans. Dozens of videographers worked for years on The Blue Planet series and the Coral Seas episode displays fantastic footage of what is happening on reefs just those surrounding the CNMI.
Before the film, Greg Moretti of the Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance will speak about his underwater photography experiences on Saipan’s reefs. Community members can also learn about the upcoming coral spawning event around Saipan that will be happening near the new moon in July.
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 60 minutes.