When walking into the Ben Porter Salon before the start of the inaugural Green Screen movie event, the first words uttered by all involved were “Wow!” Crowds of attendees filled the room inside the Jekyll Island Convention Center, then, after an hour of mingling and scientific discussion, all followed suit into Atlantic Hall, where, if you were late, it was standing room only for the film screening.
That said, no one complained, faces all broadcast wide smiles and the crowd eagerly took in the educational evening. Sitting in chairs, on the floor and propping against the wall were more than 800 individuals all there to watch the amazing documentary “Chasing Ice,” as well as hear a panel of experts discuss issues of climate change.
If you missed this one-night spectacular, we apologize, but hope to bring the Green Screen event back to Jekyll Island again soon. Below, we offer you a few pictures to showcase our entertaining (and crowded!) night.
To have another take on the great event, visit the Surfrider Foundation, Atlanta Chapter, website here. They attended the event, took in some water-based recreation, had a (freezing) night of camping, and reported back to the Foundation’s blog with images and thoughts about their journey. Certainly worth the read!
About Jekyll Island Green Screen: Jekyll Island hosted the first-ever Jekyll Island Green Screen event February 16, in cooperation with Athens’ EcoFocus Film Festival. The night featured a screening of “Chasing Ice,” an award-winning new documentary which presents a visually-stunning look into the issues of global climate change.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jeff Orlowski, this documentary is the story of one man’s mission to make history by recording changes to the environment. National Geographic photographer James Balog and a band of young adventurers set out into the Arctic with revolutionary time-lapse cameras in tow, capturing the brutal and changing climate of the frozen tundra. Their years of hauntingly beautiful footage were then compressed into in this 80-minute film, which was released in 2012.
The Jekyll Island Green Screen offered a reception and research showcase, as well as film screening and panel discussion. All events were free to the public and held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Jekyll Island hosted this exciting evening in partnership with the EcoFocus Film Festival, Georgia Sea Grant, and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve – Coastal Training Program.