Bishop Museum will offer a free screening of the film, “A Sea Change: Imagine the World Without Fish,” On Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel of marine scientists from Bishop Museum, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and University of Hawaiâ€˜i â€“ all of whom are working to understand how ocean acidification will affect Hawaiiâ€™s reefs and fisheries.
In the film, retired history teacher Sven Huseby goes on a quest to discover what is happening to the worldâ€™s oceans. His journey takes him to Alaska, California, Australia, and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of. Sven learns that global warming is only half the story of the environmental changes that are affecting our planet.
The San Francisco Chronicle noted, â€œAn adorable â€˜About Schmidtâ€™ â€“ like road trip to meet the worldâ€™s leading oceanographers and global warming experts. Like â€˜An Inconvenient Truth,â€™ this film is both a love letter to the planet and an urgent plea to its citizens.â€
What: Free Film Screening: “A Sea Change” (Followed by a Q&A session)
When: Thursday, July 23, 2009 6 p.m. â€“ 8 p.m.
Where: Atherton HÄlau, Bishop Museum
A Sea Change was recognized as the Official Selection at both the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festival. For more information about this film, visit www.aseachange.net.