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Special Online Film Screening tells “An Ocean Story”

Tue 22 Sep 20

The Scottish Fisheries Museum have teamed up with Netherlands-based charitable foundation By the Ocean we Unite to screen an insightful and moving environmental documentary.

On the 2nd of October 7pm – 9pm, the Scottish Fisheries Museum invites you to join them for an online watch along of “An Ocean Story”, the feature- length documentary by Sander Van Weert featuring National Geographic explorer-in-residence and President/Chair of Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle, as well as the President of Iceland, Guoni Johannesson and UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson.

At the World Ocean Summit 2018, Sander Van Weert (filmmaker) Nanne van Hoytema, (aquatic biologist) and Thomas van Thiel (founder of By the Ocean We Unite) talked to key players in the field of politics, environmental research and commerce to fully understand the urgency of the situation. They look at what you and I, businesses and politicians can do to save our fragile ecosystem. We intersperse these interviews with visits to local change-makers who are actively fighting to ensure the livelihood of millions of people around the world who depend on the ocean for their survival. Our film is for them... and for you.

Following the screening there will be an exclusive conversation facilitated by the museum so (virtual!) attendees can discuss further the themes explored in the film and perhaps express specific hopes and solutions for a more sustainable, less damaging future.

This event forms part of a programme of activities linked to “Sea Change”, the marine environment-themed 50th anniversary museum exhibition, now on an extended run until the end of the year (after the original dates were cut short by temporary closure necessitated by the pandemic). The exhibition can also be seen on our website –

Tickets for the online film screening cost £5 per screen and can be found over on the Scottish Fisheries Museum Eventbrite Page.

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