First Friday Films to feature BBC’s South Pacific Series

Posted on Dec 01 2011

Fragile Paradise has helped to raise awareness throughout the world of overfishing. It aims to visualize the sheer scale and intensity of modern fishing methods, as part of a portrait of the conservation issues faced by the South Pacific-one of the few healthy seas left.  First Friday Films will be featuring two episodes of BBC’s South Pacific Series on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at American Memorial Park Visitors Center.

First showing will be of last month’s film BBC’s South Pacific: Ocean of Islands at 5:15pm for those who missed it, following BBC’s South Pacific: Fragile Paradise at 6:30pm.

The South Pacific is still relatively healthy and teeming with fish, but it is a fragile paradise. International fishing fleets are taking a serious toll on the sharks, albatross and tuna, and there are other insidious threats to these bountiful seas. Worst of all are ecological threats, notably global warming, which causes rising sea levels as well as climatic changes including storms and floods. This episode looks at the conservational measures, such as reserves and replanting coral reefs and what is being done to preserve the ocean and its wildlife.

First Friday Films is a monthly film series brought to you through a partnership with the National Park Service and the Division of Environmental Quality, with generous support from community groups. This particular film is provided by the Bearden Foundation.

For planning purposes, both films run about 50 minutes long. As always, First Friday Films is free and open to the public. Find more information about the film at Subscribe to the blog for regular updates on upcoming events. (DEQ)

Disclaimer: Comments are moderated. They will not appear immediately or even on the same day. Comments should be related to the topic. Off-topic comments would be deleted. Profanities are not allowed. Comments that are potentially libelous, inflammatory, or slanderous would be deleted.