Come out this Saturday, Dec. 10, to Ocean Night featuring SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories and Come Hell or High Water, plus a 2011 Sacramento legislative update by Assemblymember Jared Huffman, co-author of the “shark fin” bill, AB 376, that passed earlier this year.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies start at 7 p.m. Donations accepted and raffle tickets available at the entrance. Ocean Night is all ages and hosted by Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper. For more information, email Ocean Conservancy’s North Coast Program Coordinator Jennifer Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories investigates how the exploitation of Southern Louisiana’s abundant natural resources compromised the resiliency of its ecology and culture, multiplying the devastating impact of the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. Its waterways support the biggest economies in Louisiana – a $70 billion a year oil and gas industry, a $2.4 billion a year fishing business, tourism and recreational sports. They are also home to some insidious polluters: the same oil and gas industry, 200 petrochemical plants along a 100-mile-long stretch of the Mississippi known as “Cancer Alley,” the world’s largest Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico and erosion that is costing the coastline 25-square miles of wetlands a year. SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories is a poignant look back at a way of life that may now be gone forever, and a prescient view at exactly how the gusher in the Gulf was allowed to happen. Thanks to corruption, malfeasance and the Louisiana industrial and political climate, environmental pollution seems to be simply a cost of doing business.
Woodshed Films, Patagonia, and Nixon are proud to announce the world tour for Keith Malloy’s debut film project, Come Hell or High Water. The film explores the history and progression of the sport of bodysurfing and the pureness that comes from riding a wave. Shot primary in 16mm, the film takes a unique look at the culture, beauty and simplicity of the sport, capturing the stories and locations of those who belong to this community. While Malloy is most widely known for his time in the water as a surfer, his exploration into the world of bodysurfing began some 10 years ago when he wanted to reconnect with the ocean and did so through bodysurfing. Said Malloy about this project, “It’s about taking a breath and kicking your feet in the big blue sea.”
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