Sea of Hope

Robert Nixon/2017/48 min/Water

FILM DESCRIPTION: “Sea of Hope” is a stunningly filmed action adventure documentary that follows ocean legend Sylvia Earle, renowned underwater National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, and writer Max Kennedy. Joined by their crew of teenage aquanauts, the team embarks on a year-long quest to deploy science and photography to inspire President Obama to establish new Blue Parks to protect essential habitats across an unseen American wilderness.

Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. [Central]
Reception and Action Fair at 5:30 p.m.
Film begins at 6:30 p.m.

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.,
Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago

Presented in partnership with Shedd Aquarium.

The 3-minute film “Plastics in the Ocean” will precede the feature film. This 12th grade film by Anna Daugherty received an honorable mention in the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest.

Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-reception with food, drink, and engaging with Action Partner tables. At 6:30 p.m., Bill Reilly of the Merrill Lynch and Reilly Group will give a brief welcome before the film. After the film, participate in Q&A, and learn about meaningful action opportunities with Dr. Andy Kough and Dr. Lynn Waterhouse of the Shedd Aquarium; and Amy Rosenthal, Director, Keller Science Action Center at The Field Museum. Also engage with action and project ideas through SurfRider, Shedd Aquarium, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and Illinois Environmental Council.

ADA compliant accessible venue. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.