First Friday Films is showing two films this Friday, March 1, at 6:30pm at American Memorial Park's theater as part of its ongoing monthly film series: First Voyage to the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and One Ocean: Footprints in the Sand.
First Voyage to the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument is a documentary produced by APASEEM (apaseem.org), which covers the scope and beauty of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument as well as the unique scientific discoveries in the area. The story centers around voyager Dennis Chan, a Saipan high school student who traveled to the trench on a research expedition. The film will be introduced by Ken Kramer, an APASEEM member who has been involved in the production of the film.
Footprints in the Sand is an episode of CBC's One Ocean series. Humans have always lived along Earth's varied coastlines. For tens of thousands of years the ocean has nurtured and inspired us, and we lived in balance with its seemingly endless bounty. Footprints in the Sand explores how that has changed as our growing demands are changing the ocean and the places of recovery that can give us hope for a healthy future ocean.
First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Division of Environmental Quality, Coastal Resources Management and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations. This particular film is sponsored by the Humanities Council. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. For planning purposes, this event will run about 80 minutes.
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