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Friday, November 6 • 16:30 - 18:30
FILM BLOCK Fri. 16:30 The Plastic Gyre; Fragile Legacy; Invisible Ocean; La Bohème; Presentation by Mara Haseltine & Champagne Toast sponsored by VSY Yachts

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Film Block Fri. 16:30 includes the following films:
  • Fragile Legacy followed by Q&A with filmmaker
  • The Plastic Gyre
  • Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic
  • La Bohème: A Portrait of Today's Ocean in Peril followed by Q&A with the filmmaker/artists Mara Haseltine and a special Champagne Toast sponsored by VSY Yachts

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Mara Haseltine

Glass Artist/Marine Biologist

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Fragile Legacy

David O. Brown
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 30 minutes | | Science meets art in the works of the Blaschkas, 19th century creators of perfect glass replicas of ocean life. As scientists around the globe struggle to understand the impact of changing ocean chemistry and temperature, marine biologist Drew Harvell and filmmaker David Brown are on a global quest to film living examples of the Blaschka collection, comparing today’s sea with that of the... Read More →
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Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic

Emily V. Driscoll
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 9 minutes  | | 'Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic' is a documentary that follows environmental artist Mara G. Haseltine as she create a sculpture to reveal a microscopic threat beneath the surface of the ocean. During a Tara Oceans expedition to study the health of the oceans, Haseltine finds an unsettling presence in samples of plankton she collected. The discovery inspires her to create a work of art showing... Read More →
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La Bohème: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans in Peril

Mara G. Haseltine, G.A.I.A.
Watch Trailer | Length: 6 minutes | | La Bohème: A Portrait of Today's Oceans in Peril” depicts the moment from Puccini’s famous opera “La Bohème" when the poor young poet Rudlopho falls in love with Mimi who in this case is not a "grissette" dying from consumption but a Tintinnid Plankton ensnared in micro-degraded plastics, infected with dinoflagellate parasites submerged in an acidic Winters Ocean. This... Read More →
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The Plastic Gyre

Rachel Ramoutar
WATCH TRAILER | Length: 28 minutes | | Artist and Activist Pam Longobardi, joined by a team of fellow artists and activists shed light on the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s gyre, the circulation ocean currents. | | Film Finalist: Emerging Filmmaker, Student Film

Friday November 6, 2015 16:30 - 18:30
Oceanographic Museum (Conference Room) Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco