Ocean Film Festival March 16

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council presents the "Ocean Film Festival" as part of the festival's 20-stop tour that features short films on saltwater adventure, coastal cultures and marine science from the Bering Sea to the beaches of New Zealand.

Two separate programs will be offered Sunday, March 16, at the Back Room at the Silverbow Inn. The first show begins at 4 p.m., the second at 7 p.m. Admission is free, with tickets available at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

The Alaska film that dives deepest, "Canyons Expedition," features Alaska scientists, explorers and conservationists who ventured into the world's largest underwater canyon, Zemchug Canyon in the Bering Sea, in the summer of 2007. No other humans had ever experienced these depths - the film is filled with "first footage" that allows viewers the experience of discovering unexplored worlds right along with the scientists. The work culminates with suggestions on how people can continue to protect the abundant aquatic wildlife inhabiting the region.

For more information, visit www.jahc.org or call 586-2787.

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