Join us for a Community Showing of the film Crossing Bhutan followed by discussion about Bhutan, an opportunity to meet the team, a book signing with Terri Schneider and more.
Many know Bhutan as the last Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom and the only country in the world to use Gross National Happiness as its primary yardstick for progress. Drawn by the allure of this enigmatic kingdom, four veteran athletes attempt an unprecedented human-powered, border-to-border crossing of Bhutan, hoping to experience Bhutan’s policy of “GNH” first hand. When the demands of the grueling 32-day, 485-mile journey push the team beyond their breaking point, they must confront the challenge inherent in walking what Buddhist’s call the Middle Path – embracing the benefits of our fast-paced modern life while still honoring the ancient traditions and values that make Bhutan so unique.
The screening will be held Saturday January 28th at 7pm at the Carmel High School Theater. Thanks to our partnership with Seaberry Nachbar at NOAA [...]
The screening will be held Saturday January 28th at 7pm at the Carmel High School Theater. Thanks to our partnership with Seaberry Nachbar at NOAA and Carmel Unified School District, this event will be sponsored by them and free for all!
A panel discussion will follow with scientist and national bestselling author of Blue Mind Wallace J Nichols, Founder of The Last Plastic Straw Jackie Nuñez, and superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries, Paul Michel.
Doors open at 6:30. Please plan to arrive early as this is a free event and seating is limited.
Here is more info about the film:
A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.
In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean. The result will astound viewers–just as it did our adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.
During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.