Ocean Institute will host film screenings and interviews with filmmakers

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By Breeana Greenberg

Starting this month, the Ocean Institute, in partnership with the Blue Water Film Festival, will host a series of film screenings and interviews with the filmmakers through December 1.

Each film shown explores marine and environmental topics ranging from ocean biodiversity and the need to protect fish species to illegal whaling during the Cold War. All four films were winners of this year’s third annual Blue Water Film Festival.

The Blue Water Film Festival aims to encourage participants to think about how climate change is affecting the planet. The festival showcases a variety of independent films – feature-length, short, narrative, documentary and animated – from around the world.

soul of the oceana feature-length documentary that delves into complex ocean ecosystems and the importance of biodiversity in a healthy ocean ecosystem, will be screened Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Aquariums: the dark hobby looks at exotic fish endangered by the aquarium trade. The feature film will be screened on October 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Antarctica: microplastics and machine learning, a short film, explores the integration of microplastics science and artificial intelligence technologies in hopes of finding solutions for a healthier planet. The film will be screened on November 17 at 6:30 p.m.

The witness is a whale is a feature-length documentary that investigates the secret and illegal Cold War killing of whales by Japan and the Soviet Union, and post-whaling recovery. The film will be screened on December 1 at 6:30 p.m.

All films will be screened at the Ocean Institute until December 1st. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $20 per movie or $75 for a general pass. Series passes must be purchased by September 22. A VIP experience is also available for $100 per movie, or $350 for a VIP series pass.

A VIP ticket includes a private reception with filmmakers, drinks and light appetizers, plus front-row seats for the film screening and filmmaker interview.

Breeana Greenberg

Breeana Greenberg is the city reporter for the Dana Point Times. She graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to joining Picket Fence Media, she worked as a freelance journalist for the Laguna Beach Independent. Breeana can be reached by email at bgreenberg@picketfencemedia.com

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