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video: Don’t Miss: The Last Ocean at newportFILM May 23

Monday, May 13, 2013

 

Lovers of sailing, the ocean, and the environment have a treat in store later this month, when newportFILM presents THE LAST OCEAN in partnership with The Atlantic Cup, the country's first carbon neutral sailing race and America's premier Class 40 race presented by 11th Hour Racing.

The event is part of newportFILM's "Green Screen" program, and will screen on Thursday, May 23, at the Casino Theater.

The Last Ocean

The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last ‘living laboratory’, a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the Ross Sea, targeting Antarctic Toothfish and unless stopped, the natural balance of this unique ecosystem will be lost forever. THE LAST OCEAN follows the race to protect the Ross Sea from our insatiable appetite for fish, and raises the simple ethical question: do we fish Earth's last untouched ocean or do we protect it?

The film has received acclaim near and far. “The Last Ocean is a spectacular, informative and urgent piece of work... Through Peter Young’s lens, the Antarctic looks wild and wonderful," wrote the Dominion Post. “Peter Young’s ravishing footage lends emotive force to his detailed account of the case against fishing Antarctic waters," said the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Check out The Last Ocean's trailer, here. 


newportFILM presents The Last Ocean, Thursday, May 23, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport6:00pm - Light food by Cafe Zelda & Cocktails, 7:00pm - Film begins. Tickets: $20. To buy tickets, go to www.newportfilm.com/films/last-ocean.

 

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