Documentary
Sea of Shadows
The vaquita, the world’s smallest whale, is nearing extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and the Chinese Mafia, who harvest the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.”
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Free Screening
Sea of Shadows
Screening Hosted by Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Inst. of Intl. Studies
Sea of Shadows
March 4, 6:00 PM
Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA, 93940
About the Screening
This film screening will feature special guest, Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an anti-poaching and direct action group focused on marine conservation and marine conservation activism. The discussion will be hosted by Dr. Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Free, Open to the Public, Registration is Requested. Parking is available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5 p.m., or on the street (time limits on surrounding streets end at 6 p.m.). Questions: contact: Rachel C. at cbe@miis.edu or visit centerfortheblueeconomy.org or call 831-647-4183.
About the Movie
A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in Sea of Shadows, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. Sea of Shadows follows a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.
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About the Space
Event Location: McCone Irvine Auditorium The McCone Building is located at 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA, 93940, on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Attendees should enter through the glass doors from Pierce Street, and the Irvine Auditorium is located inside to the left.
Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA, 93940
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