BRUNSWICK, GA (October 4, 2022) – Join Green Scene of Coastal Georgia, Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve and friends for a FREE movie afternoon on Sunday, October 16th featuring the award-winning film Last of the Right Whales. The fun kicks off at 2pm the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick.
With coastal Georgia offshore waters the calving grounds of the North Atlantic right whale, Last of the Right Whales is of particular interest and relevance to Golden Isles residents and visitors. Beginning at 2pm followed by a question and answer session with experts. Light refreshments will be served and
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“We are excited to bring this film to the Golden Isles,” said Green Scene president Katy Smith. “With our close proximity to the North Atlantic right whale calving grounds, we have a vested interest in the well being of the species and this is a great opportunity for folks to learn more about the plight of these beautiful creatures.”
North Atlantic right whales are dying faster than they can reproduce. With less than 350 remaining, these great whales rarely die of natural causes. Instead, they are run over by ships or suffer lethal injuries from fishing gear. The species could be extinct in 20 years If these unnatural deaths don’t subside. With unprecedented access to film the whale migration from the only known calving grounds to the shifting feeding grounds, Last of the Right Whales follows the right whale migration and the people committed to saving a species still struggling to recover from centuries of hunting. Now climate change is forcing these great whales further north in search of food, putting them on a collision course with deadly ships and fishing gear. Featuring breathtaking footage of the majestic but rarely seen North Atlantic right whale - as observed through the eyes of scientists, photographers, rescuers, and fishermen - we bear witness to their struggle and bring hope for their survival.
This powerful documentary is directed by award-winning filmmaker, Nadine Pequeneza. It features a remarkable group of marine biologists, whale rescuers, crab fishers and wildlife photographers, including Charles ‘Stormy’ Mayo, Moira Brown, Kim Davies, Martin Noel, Nick Hawkins, Barbara Zoodsma. The film has already been awarded the “Best Canadian Feature” at the 2021’s Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival.
‘The up close and personal footage of these rare whales, often mothers with calves, elicits awe’ Boston Globe
‘An important story of hope, impact and action” Deadline
“Beautiful and harrowing’ Screenfish
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