June 8th, 2018

Film Screenings & Music

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Film Screenings

Screen ocean-themed movies, cartoons or documentaries followed by a discussion. For shorter videos, check out The Story of Stuff website and short ocean TED talks.

Learn more about plastic pollution with a film screening of A Plastic Ocean! The film is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there.

The Smog of the Sea provides a new perspective on the once pristine oceans and makes an artful call to action for rethinking the scourge of the sea — single use plastic. Download screening kit here.

BLUE takes us on a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, BLUE takes us into their world where the story of our changing ocean is unfolding. We meet those who are defending habitats, campaigning for smarter fishing, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of keystone species. This feature documentary comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come. The film can be purchased on iTunes. Download the Screening & Discussion Guide

Some other suggestions include:

Sample Event: Chasing Coral Documentary Film Screening


Utilize the power of music to inspire others to take action for the ocean. Host a concert or music festival that supports local conservation initiatives. Get inspired by Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival.

Alternatively, play the music of singers and musicians who sing or play music about the ocean and conservation. Jack Johnson sings about the issue of plastic pollution in his song "Fragments." Songs for the Sea is a collaborative album featuring female artists from around the world. Oceans Are Talking is an album focused on ocean conservation for kids by Sam Lardner.