Ocean Night! Farmed Salmon Exposed & Sprout

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First Thursday of every month: Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge! From majestic documentaries to epic surf flicks, explore the great blue sea with Ocean ConservancyHumboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper including raffle prizes and more!

Doors at 6:30 and movies at 7 p.m. All ages, free – donations accepted.

Thursday, May 6, check out “Farmed Salmon Exposed” and Thomas Campbell’s “Sprout.”

Details, click “more.”

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“An exploration into the riding of water mountains and molehills.” The Modus Operandi of the Sprout is to show the surfing culture how truly lucky we are to live in the lush life of the ocean experience, and emphasize all the diverse possibilities we have in accessing this fountain of youth. Riding eggs, fishes, traditional style longboards and the modern shorty. Every wave is a new possibiltiy. Shot entirely on 16mm film. Featuring: Joel Tudor, Dan Malloy, Kassia Meador, Skip Frye, Devon Howard, Jimmy Gamboa, Ozzy Wright, Gerry Lopez, Tom Wegner, Kelly Slater, Dane Peterson, Belinda Baggs, Alex Knost, Rob Machado, Belen, CJ Nelson, Maureen Drummy, Dave Rastovich, Dane Perlee, Monica Rose, Tracey Marshall, Mike Stewart, Mark Cunningham, and Tyler Hatzikian. Shot on Location: Sri Lanka, Morocco, Costa Rica, Indonesia, California, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Mexico.

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A new short documentary produced by Canadian film-maker Damien Gillis lifts the lid on the problems caused by open net cage salmon farms worldwide. “Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry” reveals the pervasive nature of the issues plaguing salmon aquaculture and features testimonials by witnesses discussing the environmental and socio-economic damage caused by poorly managed salmon farms. The film features ghillie Brian Fraser from Scotland; John Mulcahy from Save The Swilly in Ireland; Orri Vigfusson from the North Atlantic Salmon Fund in Iceland; Alexandra Morton and Dr Daniel Pauly from British Columbia; Dr Matthias Gorny from Oceana in Chile as well as Sven Helge Pedersen, King Harald and Vegard Heggem in Norway. “Farmed Salmon Exposed” has been accepted to the Delray Beach Film Festival and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. The film has been praised by Jean-Michel Cousteau and University of British Columbia professor Daniel Pauly.

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