DEEP DIVE: the Documentaries

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:49 am by

“They Don’t Live on Words” by Robin Jones

They Don’t Live on Words Alone-Voic­es of Our Sal­ish Sea 

Don’t miss the oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence leg­endary speak­ers on our ocean life in one room on one day.   Be the first to pre­view new films by marine experts on orcas, salmon and the Sal­ish Sea spon­sored by the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA).

On Sat­ur­day, July 13, from 9:30 am‑5 pm at the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre, SJIMA presents DEEP DIVE: the doc­u­men­taries which show­cas­es cur­rent films about issues unique to our Sal­ish Sea accent­ed by arts that also speak for our endan­gered wildlife.

“Affec­tion” by by Jim Maya

Fea­tured works are Arti­fishal, The Road to Extinc­tion is Paved with Good Inten­tions, a new film by Patag­o­nia that explores the threats to wild salmon. The Search­ing For Chi­nook doc­u­men­tary by PNW Pro­tec­tors, set out to film the South­ern Res­i­dent Killer Whales (SRKW) when they found them­selves at the cen­ter of devel­op­ing events involv­ing Tahle­quah and her dead calf, pub­lic com­ments on breach­ing dams and the dra­ma between sci­en­tists and politicians.

 Seat­tle Times jour­nal­ist Lyn­da Mapes presents Tox­ins in the Sal­ish Sea. Dammed To Extinc­tion, writ­ten by Steven Haw­ley and direct­ed by Michael Peter­son describe the dwin­dling num­bers of salmon and SRKW in the Pacif­ic North­west. They depict the life work of Ken Bal­comb who says, “Study­ing whales is sci­ence. Remov­ing dams is politics.”

In an inter­play of arts, the speak­ers and films are joined by poet Rena Priest, a dance video depict­ing sto­ries of SRKW called APEX by Heather Nick­el­son and Uko Gorter, and the music of renown com­pos­er Alex Shapiro.

Voy­agers to the Sal­ish Sea by Lin­da McClamrock

Blake Bud­will and Luke Erick­son, a local high school stu­dents moti­vat­ed to save the orcas, show their short film/school project to com­plete the presentations.

View the full pro­gram and reg­is­ter at www.sjima.org under “Learn.” A dia­logue fol­lows each show­ing or pre­sen­ta­tion with the video­g­ra­phers, direc­tors or sub­jects in the film.

In order to make it easy for every­one to attend this impor­tant sym­po­sium, we have decid­ed to make this a Pay-As-You-Can event. We deeply thank you and appre­ci­ate any dona­tions you may make to help cov­er the costs of this event. Dona­tions of $25.00 can be made online at www.sjima.org, oth­er amounts can be made at the recep­tion desk at SJIMA dur­ing reg­u­lar hours, or at the door on Sat­ur­day, July 13. Doors open at 9 am. The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre is locat­ed in Fri­day Har­bor, WA at 100 Sec­ond Street North, with­in easy walk­ing dis­tance from the ferry.

Atten­dees should feel free to bring a sack lunch or order meat, veg­e­tar­i­an or veg­an sand­wich box from Kings Mar­ket by con­tact­ing giles7@gmail.com. The box con­tains a sand­wich, drink and a cook­ie and costs $10.

In DEEP DIVE the finest Pacif­ic NW artists ren­der the stun­ning under­wa­ter life of our Sal­ish Sea and illu­mi­nate the threat to the icon­ic and many threat­ened species. DEEP DIVE is open until Sep­tem­ber 16. Hours are Thurs­day-Mon­day from 11–5. Tick­ets are $10 and mem­bers and those 18 and under are free.

The exhi­bi­tion is spon­sored by: Hon­ey­well Char­i­ta­ble Fund, Gary and Susan Stern­er, Peg Ger­lock and Phil John­son, Alan and Lynn Roochvaarg, Stan and Susan Matthews, Ken­more Air, West­ern Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours, Islanders Bank, Print­onyx and Har­bor Rentals.

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Categories: Arts, Environment, Nature, Wildlife

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