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Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films

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Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

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The Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films (VFOF) returns for its 8th consecutive year on Sunday, June 4th, with more incredible films in celebration of World Oceans Day! This year’s short- and feature-length films centre on ocean resources, fishing, oil and gas, and shipping and marine noise, and explore how these pressure are impacting our oceans. Net profits will be donated to Georgia Strait Alliance to assist with the organization’s mission to protect and restore the marine environment, and promote the sustainability of the Strait of Georgia, its adjoining waters and communities.


AFTERNOON SCREENING (3-6p) followed by a short Q&A

Bruhwiler Country (2017) 7 mins - Travel with Canadian surfing legend Raph Bruhwiler on a trip into the open waters off Vancouver Island, where he and his family have staked a claim to the waves and woods for generations.

What if I fly? (2016) 9 mins - Hawaiian climate change artist Sean Yoro (HULA) travels to the remoteness of the arctic waters of Baffin Island in Nunavut to paint a gigantic portrait of a local Inuit woman on large pieces of moving sea-ice plates. With little more than his tools and a paddleboard, he races against the tides and the challenging and unpredictable weather conditions.

Ocean Stories: the Halls (2016) 25 mins - You’ll be pulled beneath the waves into the depths of a visually sublime adventure, with as Howard and Michele Hall, winners of seven Emmy awards, recount stories of danger, wonder, hope, and warning. Watch the trailer.

Sonic Sea (2016) 62 mins - As more sounds are filling our seas, more marine life are dying. This 60-minute documentary focuses on human-made noise and the true impact it’s having on whales and other marine life. Watch the trailer.

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Panel Discussion with experts on Ocean Resource Management (Panelists TBA)

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EVENING SCREENING (7:30-10p) followed by a short Q&A

Super Salmon (2016) 25 mins - The story of one fish's determination to reach the origin of Alaska’s Susitna River—the Everest of rivers, which is under threat from a mega-dam proposal. Director Ryan Peterson presents a humorous yet powerful story that balances views on a controversial topic, and adds a dash of humour. Watch the trailer.

Keepers of the Coast: Issues (2016) 5 mins & Sustainable Economies (2016) 7 mins - These two short films explore how British Columbia’s Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv Nations are using a combination of traditional knowledge and science to inform marine plans that uphold indigenous laws and steward our marine resources in a manner that sustains our cultures and ensures intact ecosystems, healthy communities and local sustainable economies.

Atlantic (2016) 75 mins - Oil and politics, and three fishing communities. Share the struggles of fishing communities in Ireland, Norway, and Newfoundland as they compete with big oil and fishing companies for resources in their waters on both sides of the Atlantic. Watch the trailer.

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