Shown as part of the Ocean Film Series

THE BIG BLUE (Australia, 2007, 50 min.)

Journey to Australia’s southern ocean and uncover one of its best-kept secrets — a natural phenomenon called the “Bonney Upwelling” that sparks a feeding frenzy all the way up the food chain to the planet’s largest living creature, the blue whale. With a heart the size of a Volkswagen, a tongue that weighs more than an elephant and a mouth big enough to capture 50 tons of sea water, a feeding blue whale is a sight to behold. This documentary captures for the first time the extraordinary spectacle of this unique event (—Australian Broadcasting Corporation). An ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) production, presented in association with Smithsonian Networks. Directed and produced by Jeni Clevers.

Introduced by a representative of the Embassy of Australia. 

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. To join the waiting list, please call 202-797-3025. Reservations are essential for security clearance. Photo ID essential for entry.

Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave., NW

(METRO: Dupont Circle)

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