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Two movies will be featured at the 4th International Marine Conservation Congress, including one full movie event and a movie matinee.

Marine Movies

Movie Event: "Great Bear Sea" film: First Nations & British Columbia partner on marine plans

  • Organizers: Karen Anspacher-Meyer, Green Fire Productions
  • Time and Date: 6-8:30pm on August 2 (event schedule below)
  • Location: Rocket Bakery, 272 Water Street, St. John's (approx. 5-10 minute walk)
  • This is a free event!
  • Pre-registration is not required; seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis

The Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean where bears, wolves, whales and humans thrive in rich coastal ecosystems. The Great Bear Sea is also a place where worlds collide—a place full of historic conflicts and looming battles over ocean resources. Now, 18 First Nations and the Province of British Columbia have crafted marine plans to ensure a healthy ocean, economy and communities on BC's coast. 

Join us for delicious appetizers including sustainable seafood, vegan and gluten-free delights, dessert, drinks, coffee and cash bar. Watch Green Fire’s new film, “The Great Bear Sea,” an inspiring and visionary story of the efforts to protect and sustainably manage some of the most biodiverse lands and waters on Earth.  Told by First Nations, marine stakeholders and the BC government, you’ll meet the people and communities who are working to put the marine plans into action. 

Q+A to follow the film with First Nations leaders Russ Jones, Hereditary Chief, Haida Nation & Project Manager of the Haida Oceans Technical Team and Dallas Smith, President, Nanwakolas Council, plus Karen Topelko, Senior Marine Planner, BC Government, and filmmaker, Karen Anspacher-Meyer.

This free event will take place offsite, in the community room of Rocket Bakery in St. John's. Refreshments, including appetizers and beverages, will be served. Sandwiches, drinks, snacks, and other items from the bakery will also be available for purchase in the dining area. If you hope to purchase dinner, we suggest getting to the bakery early, before the event; sales may close before the IMCC4 Marine Movie event is over. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 6pm Appetizers & drinks
  • 6:30 Film
  • 7:30 Q+A
  • 8:00 dessert/cash bar social

This event is sponsored by Green Fire Productions.

Lunchtime Movie Matinee: "Sonic Sea"

  • Time and Date: 1:15-2:45pm on August 3
  • Location: The Delta Conference Centre Salon B

Throughout the ocean, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, and defend against predators. A century ago the seas were silent, but now humans fill them with an unbearable cacophony – the sonic “bombs” of oil prospectors, the whirr of freight ships, the shrieks of military sonar – driving whales to death and disorientation. Sonic Sea, narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting, tells the story of Ken Balcomb, a former Navy officer who solved the tragic mystery of a mass stranding, and the global network of scientists working to limit our deadly clamor. Directed by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld. Produced by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld, Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces in association with International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Diamond Docs.