WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20: Bermuda recently joined the world in raising awareness about the serious threats facing our oceans and how we can help to tackle them. In the wake of World Oceans Day, the Bermuda Sun decided to focus on some of the themes and events taking place on the island.
A Sea Change: Imagine A World Without Fish features a question and answer session with local scientists including Dr Tammy Trott, senior marine resources officer at the Deparement for Environmetal Protection and Dr Samantha de Putron, associate scientist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.
The environmental documentary is the winner of six international awards and tells the story of how rising levels of carbon dioxide are dissolving in our oceans, changing seawater chemistry and putting marine species under threat of extinction. Narrator Sven Huseby travels to Alaska, California, Washington, and Norway, seeking answers about what can be done to address the issue.
Dr de Putron is conducting research on the effects of ocean acidification – the issue raised in the film – on the marine environment.
A Sea Change will screen at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute at 3pm.
Also showing is Goodbye First Love, a French film described as “a sensual, emotional and poignant portrait of an intelligent young woman who has just come out of her first true romance”.
Camille falls in love with Sullivan and when he leaves her to travel the world, she charts his trip and awaits his return.
In the end she starts to get on with her life again and finds a new partner which is put to the test when Sullivan returns home eight years later. The reunion forces her to choose between the past and the present.
Goodbye First Love will screen on Sunday at 5:15pm. Tickets available for $15 from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or by calling 297-7314.
For more information or to watch the trailers for the films visit www.bermudadocs.com.