How do we meet our ever-expanding demands on the ocean, without destroying it? The answer is explored in the 4-part Ocean Frontiers film series from Green Fire Productions. This award-winning film series portrays inspiring stories of citizens coming together for the sake of the sea.
Ocean Frontiers films are screening across the country and around the world to rave reviews. The films leave audiences with sense of hope that change is possible through collaboration and science-based decision making that benefit our ocean and ocean economies.
Host a screening or find a screening where you live. Show the films to your community, to colleagues, to friends and in the classroom to build awareness and support for a new era in ocean stewardship. We’ll provide a DVD, screening toolkit and promotional materials free of charge.
“OCEAN FRONTIERS: THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA IN OCEAN STEWARDSHIP”
Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship takes us on an inspiring voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country—from the busy shipping lanes of Boston Harbor to a small fishing community in the Pacific Northwest; from America’s coral reefs in the Florida Keys to the nation’s premier seafood nursery in the Mississippi Delta. Here we meet an intermingling of unlikely allies, of industrial shippers and whale biologists, pig farmers and wetland ecologists, sport fishers and reef snorkelers and many more, all of them embarking on a new course of cooperation, to sustain the sea and our ocean economies. (Available in multiple lengths: 80-minutes, 60-minutes, 22-minutes, Spanish subtitles and a special aquarium/museum program.)
“OCEAN FRONTIERS II: A NEW ENGLAND STORY FOR SUSTAINING THE SEA”
Following on the heels of the award-winning Ocean Frontiers, Green Fire brings you face to face with those now embarking on the nation’s first multi-state ocean plan. Off the shores of New England, in a region steeped in old maritime tradition, comes a modern wave of big ships, energy industries, and a changing climate, now testing the limits of an already crowded sea. But in a pioneering trial of far-sighted planning—pushed by blueprints for offshore wind energy—old residents and new are coming together to keep their ocean and livelihoods alive. Ocean Frontiers II is an inspiring story of citizens working together for healthier economies and healthier seas across New England. (45 minutes)
“OCEAN FRONTIERS III: LEADERS IN OCEAN STEWARDSHIP & THE NEW BLUE ECONOMY”
Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy tells the story of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regional ocean plans and chronicles our efforts to plan for a healthy, safe, sustainable future. It’s a compelling combination looking at the intersection of national security, maritime commerce, fishing, and recreation, plus expanding industries such as offshore wind energy and aquaculture, coupled with scientific exploration and discovery.
“THE GREAT BEAR SEA: REFLECTING ON THE PAST—PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE”
Along British Columbia’s north Pacific coast, the Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean where whales, wolves, bears and humans thrive in rich coastal ecosystems. The Great Bear Sea is also a place where worlds collide – a place full of historic conflicts, emerging struggles over ocean resources, and globally leading solutions. Now 18 First Nations and the Province of British Columbia (Marine Planning Partnership) have crafted marine plans for the Great Bear Sea to protect marine ecosystems and build sustainable coastal economies. In The Great Bear Sea, meet people and communities along the coast of British Columbia who are working to implement the marine plans — to sustain their marine environment, livelihoods and cultures. (75 minutes)