TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

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TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY


TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (United Kingdom / Austria / Germany, 2009, 81 min.)

Special Sneak Preview This is the story of a little loggerhead turtle as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream up towards the Arctic and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic across to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds are stacked against her; just one in ten thousand turtles survive the journey. She faces many hazards, her siblings are lost in the doldrums of the Sargasso Sea, she comes face to face with creatures of the deep and nearly dies at the hands of fishermen. When she finally reaches the shores of Florida, 25 years will have passed! Under a million stars, she crawls out of the sea to lay her own eggs and keep the turtles’ journey alive. Narrated by Miranda Richardson. Directed by Nick Stringer. Produced by Big Wave Productions. Official Selection, 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

Introduced by underwater photographer Nick Caloyianis. Discussion with Mr. Caloyianis and Leah Neal, Aquarist, National Aquarium, follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

$10 General Admission; $8.50 AFI Members; $9 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military; $6 Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 minutes before the film) or online at www.afi.com/silver

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. (METRO: Silver Spring)

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