STATE OF THE PLANET’S OCEANS, THE

World Premiere

STATE OF THE PLANET’S OCEANS, THE


Shown as part of the Ocean Film Series

THE STATE OF THE PLANET’S OCEANS (USA, 2009, 60 min.)

World Premiere Investigating the health and sustainability of the world’s oceans with a special emphasis on issues affecting marine preserves, fisheries and coastal ecosystems in the United States and worldwide, The State of the Planet’s Oceans follows various story lines.  Some of the issues examined include: the significance of rapidly increasing glacier melt in Greenland; the loss of sea ice in the Arctic and its world-wide effect on fisheries and wildlife; the dual impact of climate change and unsustainable fishing on coral reefs; the success of marine preserves in the Florida Keys and off the coast of Belize and a first-person essay by world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Hosted and narrated by Matt Damon. Directed by Hal Weiner. Produced by Marilyn Weiner.

Discussion with filmmakers Hal Weiner and Marilyn Weiner follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium


10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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