This Living Salish Sea, a new film by coast filmmaker, artist and diver, Sarama will be shown on Saturday, August 26 at the PH Music School. Two screenings are scheduled at 3 pm and 7 pm. The film is sponsored by the Lagoon Society and Sustainable Coast BC magazine.
The varied and rich diversity of the Salish Sea and what we could lose through new demands from LNG and oil transportation are explored in the film. Sarama spent three years filming the abundant life of the Salish Sea and interviewing scientists, activists, politicians, and industry representatives.
“I thought about making a film to help the public become aware of both the issues, and the incredible richness of this sea, which is one of the most bio-diverse and productive in the entire planet,” said Sarama. “In short, the list of why I should not do this film was very long. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized this was the one film I had no other choice but to make.The consequences of doing nothing, while being fully aware of the stakes, were simply unacceptable.”
The screening is an example of the pairing of art and science that the Lagoon Society and PODS wish to bring to the coast. A discussion with the filmaker Sarama and Dr. Michael Jackson executive director of the Lagoon Society will follow the screening.
Admission is by donation. Reservations can be made by calling the EarthFair Store at 883-9006. Reserved seats will be held until 15 minutes before screening. Sarama at Ogden Pt. Victoria, BC
All photos copyright by Sarama