The EOS Center is pleased to partner with the International Ocean Film Festival to bring an engaging and interactive program of extraordinary films about the ocean and conversations with marine scientists to Marin County. Each screening includes a special question and answer session with a marine scientist. Join our mailing list to recieve notifications about upcoming films and events.
Alice in Borneo's Ocean Wonderland and Patterns of the Ocean
Thursday, August 23, 2018
6 PM - 8PM
Alice in Borneo’s Wonderland, (USA), David McGuire 12 min - Alice, a sixteen-year-old aspiring biologist, learns to SCUBA dive off the coast of Malaysian Borneo and discovers a wondrous world. With the help of Shark Steward instructors she learns to respect the key predators of that astonishing world––the sharks, endangered worldwide because of shark finning. Her next step is to share with other students her new knowledge about the importance of protecting the oceans.
Patterns of the Ocean (Germany), Claudia Schmitt, 45 min - The eagles of the sea, manta rays are giant, gentle and graceful. With a wingspan of 21 feet and weighing well over a ton, these acrobatic denizens are favorites among scuba divers. Now coveted as a dubious traditional medicine, these rays are becoming a substitute for shark fin and are rapidly becoming endangered. A German team of filmmakers tirelessly document the work of scientists and conservationists in Indonesia, working to save these beautiful animals from extinction. Watch the trailer HERE.
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Souls of the Vermilion Sea
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6 PM - 8PM
Souls of the Vermilion Sea is a documentary film and media outreach project focused on the struggle to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita.
Watch the trailer HERE.
Mystery of the Gnaraloo Sea Turtles and Melting Stars
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6 PM - 8PM
Mystery of the Gnaraloo Sea Turtles - At Gnaraloo Bay, in remote Western Australia, scientists are about to discover the mystery of the Gnaraloo Sea Turtles. A breakthrough documentary made at Gnaraloo about the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program and the first ever satellite tracking of loggerhead females that nest on the Gnaraloo coastline. Watch the trailer HERE.
Melting Stars - Melting Stars unravels the mystery behind one of the most catastrophic species die offs in recorded history. In 2013 scuba divers off the West coast of British Columbia discovered that the star fish were dying in the millions and suffering horrific deaths. They were disintegrating into goo on the ocean floor and the environmental balance of the marine ecosystem was being changed. Soon the immensity of this epidemic came to light and what researchers had dubbed the Sea Star Wasting Syndrome was now affecting several star fish species all along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico. The virus was also discovered in preserved museum samples from the 1940’s. So what has changed? Melting Stars follows the clues on this marine mystery. Watch the trailer HERE. Get your tickets HERE.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - World Ocean Day
6 PM - 8PM
BLUE is the story our generation needs to hear. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. Watch the trailer HERE.