EcoFocus Film Festival presents The Jekyll Island Green Screen
Film, Cocktails, and Conversation for our Coastal Community
Date: Saturday March 1st, 2014
Free and open to the public
Schedule of events:
3:00 – 4:30 Wings of Life film
4:30 – 5:45 cocktail reception and coastal research showcase
6:00 – 7:30 pm – Into the Gyre film and discussion
Location: The Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, Jekyll Island Convention Center – Google Maps
Wings of Life is a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.
Into the Gyre has won numerous awards at international film festivals. This film documents a groundbreaking expedition to study the location, extent and effect of plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Ocean. Thirty-four volunteer researchers, scientists and sailors participated in this five- week long adventure to the remote Sargasso Sea, east of Bermuda. Sailing on a 135-foot tall ship, operated by the Sea Education Association, the film closely follows four of the scientists as they collect, count, and archive the plastic they encounter. Along the way, the film examines the history of plastics, the adverse effects it is causing in the ocean and possible solutions to this problem.
EcoFocus Film Festival, Georgia Sea Grant, The Jekyll Island Authority, Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve-Coastal Training Program, UGA Marine Extension Service, UGA Public Service and Outreach, One Hundred Miles, Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative, Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful and Surfrider Foundation – Atlanta Chapter
Free and open to the public, this inspirational evening will showcase the two exciting new films, Into the Gyre and Wings of Life. Between these two film screenings a cocktail reception will feature a cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres and presentations by researchers working in coastal Georgia. Following the feature presentation, Into the Gyre, an expert panel will join us to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience.