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Spirituality & Social Change Meetup: IT’S EVERYBODY’S OCEAN film screening — 1/24/15
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
IT’S EVERYBODY’S OCEAN (documentary), 2014
directed by Atsuko Quirk
USA/Japan, 40′, Japanese subtitles over English & English subtitles or Japanese dialog
Showtime: Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 6 pm
Please join us for a reception & community screening of the new documentary “It’s Everybody’s Ocean” (40′) about the consequences of out-of-control consumption and one island community’s efforts to stay afloat amongst the mounting garbage. Director Astuko Quirk will be on hand to lead a Q&A and announce her next project, documenting the re-forestatation of Tohoku. A suggested donation of $10 will support the film.
It’s everybody’s ocean,
it’s everybody’s problem.
This documentary tells a story of how marine debris is affecting the people of Ikema, a tiny and beautiful island of the Miyako Islands, known for its stunning coral reefs. The island’s once pristine beaches now play host to tons of plastic marine debris, originating from all over Asia, polluting their beaches, and threatening the lives of marine species. This is the story of a small island struggle with plastic pollution.
The people of Ikema are committed to keeping the beaches clean and free from marine debris. They do this to prevent trash from going back into the ocean after storms, and to preserve tourism. But most importantly, they do this because of their spiritual commitment to the island. People on Ikema have been praying to nature gods for over 500 years. They still have a deep respect for the ocean as one of their nature gods.
“It’s Everybody’s Ocean” won the best documentary short at NYC International Film Festival in 2014 and two awards at other festivals. It has been shown in 10 cities all over the world.
Watch the trailer:
It’s Everybody’s Ocean – Trailer みんなの海だから 予告編 from Atsuko Quirk on Vimeo.
Learn moreWatch trailerAtsuko Quirk’s web site
January 201524 6 pm