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Jackson Hole World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Living Oceans

Jackson Hole Wild, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are proud to present a World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Living Oceans, on Saturday, March 2nd at Explorers Club Headquarters in New York City.


12:00 pm
Doors open, Light refreshment available

12:30 pm

UN World Wildlife Day Living Oceans Showcase Finalist Trailer
Jackson Hole Wild

Our Underwater States of America
OceanX and Bloomberg Philanthropies
5 min. (Finalist, Micro Movie)

Located only 130 miles from Boston, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts are known for their dizzying abundance of marine life. Yet very little of them have been explored, because it's not just life at the surface that thrives: deep below, within chasms deeper and vaster than the Grand Canyon, are corals that are hundreds, even thousands, of years old. On the second anniversary of the Canyons' designation as a Marine National Monument, OceanX's research vessel the Alucia took a voyage to observe them up-close and in person.

12:45 pm

A Conversation Panel with:
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Biologist, Ocean Explorer & Conservation Advocate
Paul Baribault, Vice President, Disneynature and Walt Disney Studios Marketing Operations and Strategy; Executive Chair, Aspen High Seas Initiative
Ivonne Higuero, CITES Secretary-General
• Moderated by David E. Shaw, co-founder of the Aspen High Seas Initiative

1:45 pm

A Voice Above Nature
Annie Moir in association with the University of the West of England
13 min. (Finalist, Short)

The powerful call of the humpback whale fills our oceans in a way our species will never understand. A Voice Above Nature explores the surface of the seas in a way never seen before to reveal a not-so-silent-killer. Through the voice of a whale guide, biologist and captain, we hear about the whales and then feel the problem: the noise pollution we are creating in our oceans and forcing upon these animals. Can we respect the silence they need to survive? Q&A with cinematographer, Michael Clark.

Southern Right Whale
Lyra Films
20 min (Finalist, Short)

This beautiful film is a hymn to nature, and a cinematographic poem.It is a complete sensory immersion in the heart of the Patagonian sea following the life of southern right whales, concentrating on the emotions and details of nature to understand and sensitize. Q&A with director, Kevin Zaouali.

2:20 pm


2:45 pm

A Feather to Kill
Blue Voice in association with Mundo Azul and OceanCare
47 min. (Finalist, Ocean Heroes)

Poaching of marine life is the most underreported wildlife crime. Happening offshore, it occurs away from the eyes of conservation officials. Rumors about illegal hunting of dolphins for shark bait had been circulating in Peru but no one had evidence. Conservationists Stefan Austermüle (Mundo Azul) and Hardy Jones (Blue Voice), set out to document these crimes. To get evidence Stefan was placed undercover disguised as a reporter pursuing a story about fishing. Heading over 100 miles offshore for 30 days, what happened at sea would impact Stefan for the rest of his life. Q&A with Deborah Cutting and Deborah Adams.

4:00 pm

The Ghost Fleet
Oceans 8 Films, Seahorse Productions and Vulcan Productions
90 min. (Finalist, People & Oceans)

Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these “lost” men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world. Q&A with Rocky Collins and Jon Bowermaster.

7:00 pm

My Octopus Teacher (working title)
A work-in-progress, Audience Test Screening!
Sea Change Project, and Off the Fence Productions
88 min. (Finalist, Marine Life category)

Join filmmakers for a unique opportunity to help as they refine their final film after this work-in-progress screening. You will be asked for your input as you enter a world rarely experienced, witness unbelievable octopus behavior and share a unique relationship between a remarkable creature and the man who documented her life. Q&A with Ellen Windemuth.

Time: 12:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $35

Guest Ticket Price: $45

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