Sunday, June 7, 2009

World Oceans Day Film Festival Update

We had two fantastic beach cleanups this weekend. The first in Berkeley at the Shorebird Park Nature Center was our first East Bay WOD cleanup and we definitely want to do it again next year. Today's WOD beach cleanup at Ocean Beach in San Francisco was well-attended and a huge success with hundreds of volunteers. Many thanks to everybody who made it happen and to San Francisco Surfrider, the National Park Service, Sunset Scavenger, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Aquarium of the Bay. Remember, you can go to and sign up for information about their monthly beach cleanups all around San Francisco.

Please be sure to come out for some great ocean films this week to learn more about World Oceans Day and our oceans. We have a great lineup of short ocean films that are fun, informative, and thought-provoking. Looking forward to seeing you at one or both events!

June 8th, World Oceans Day Film Festival
Monday, 6:30pm-9pm
Montara Lighthouse, 16th Street and Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA

Please RSVP: or by email to Please be sure to RSVP because there is a 50 person maximum for attending this event.

Please join OceanHealth.Org with the Surfrider Foundation San Mateo County Chapter for the World Oceans Day Film Festival. To celebrate, we'll be screening short ocean films. We hope that you'll join us in this great location to share our love of the oceans and to view a variety of films showing perspectives on the ocean.

Event is free if you RSVP, but $8 donation for World Oceans Day is appreciated and will help support local ocean nonprofits.

6:30-7pm Reception
7-8:30pm Films

8:30-9pm Discussion

Short films include:
"Silent Snow"
"Keeping Coast"
"The Fierce Humboldt Squid"
"Favela Surf Dreams"
"Sand Dancer"

Cosponsored by:
Surfrider Foundation San Mateo County Chapter

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If you can, please take public transportation or carpool because there is limited parking.

Public transportation: From The Daly City BART station take the Samtrans 110 to the Linda Mar park and ride. Transfer to the Samtrans 294 and let the driver know you want to be dropped at the Pt. Montara Lighthouse stop.

June 10, World Oceans Day Film Festival
Wednesday, 6p doors open, 7p and 9p Films
(Admission covers both sets of films)
Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., San Francisco, CA (Near Mission Street and 16th Street BART)

Buy tickets online at or at the door on June 10th. Your $10 ticket gets you admission for any or all of the films!

6pm: Doors Open and reception with local ocean nonprofits.
7pm: Short ocean films, including:
"Silent Snow"
"Favela Surf Dreams"
"Papa Tortuga"
"Revolution of the Crabs"
"Sand Dancer"
"Keeping Coast"

8:30pm: Discussion and Intermission

9pm: Feature Films:
"End of the Line" (23 minutes)
"A Sea Change: Imagine a World without Fish" (60 minutes)
"Tapped" Trailer (6 minutes)

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