Washington D.C. Premiere
STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH: DIRTY SECRETS
Strange Days on Planet Earth
DIRTY SECRETS (USA, 2008, 57 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Scientists and citizens across the world are scrambling to solve a set of disturbing mysteries unfolding along the shores of rivers, estuaries, islands and the sea. Striped bass are succumbing to flesh-eating bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay. Majestic seabirds are starving in Hawaii. Coral reefs are weakening under a growing assault of invisible contaminants. A hormone-disrupting chemical is showing up in streams, rivers and other bodies of water across the nation, potentially jeopardizing the health of animals including humans. These mysteries share a similar culprit. Each is linked to insidious hitchhikers silently riding the currents of the world water system. Something is amiss in our water supply and experts are racing the clock to find clues and devise lasting solutions. Hosted by Edward Norton. Directed by Rob Whittlesey and produced by Rob Whittlesey and Julie Crawford. Executive Producers: Mark Shelley, Sea Studios Foundation and Stephen Reverand, National Geographic.
The Strange Days on Planet Earth series was created with generous support from ITT Corporation.
Discussion with filmmaker Mark Shelley, Executive Director, Sea Studios Foundation; and University of California, Berkeley, ecologist Justin Brashares.
Shown with STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH: MOST DANGEROUS CATCH
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