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Experience Your Marine Sanctuaries at the
DC Environmental Film Festival

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has teamed up with world renowned environmental filmmaker Bob Talbot to showcase three ocean films at DC's upcoming Environmental Film Festival. Experience your national marine sanctuaries through film on Sunday, March 25 in the National Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium. The films are free and will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

image of person divingREFLECTIONS: A FLORIDA KEYS EXPERIENCE 1:00 PM
Over six million visitors come to the Florida Keys to enjoy the coral reef system and the surrounding waters. The lure of the Florida Keys supports a two billion dollar economy that depends on a healthy marine environment. The Florida Keys' beauty and diversity are revealed in this film through the eyes of a local artist, inspired by her experiences growing up among both unique and fragile mangroves, grass beds, open ocean and reefs. Produced and directed by Bob Talbot and Peter Zuccarini.
image of a shark SANCTUARY IN THE SEA: A GULF OF THE FARALLONES EXPERIENCE 1:30 PM
Captured in this short film is stunning footage of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, just 28 miles off the coast of San Francisco and a gathering spot for whales, seabirds, sea lions and sharks. The experiences of an urchin diver-turned-videographer are highlighted as he considers his profession, conservation and the future as well as the beauty, diversity and history of the Gulf of the Farallones. Directed by Bob Talbot.
image of a person swimming in the waves SEA OF CHANGE: A MONTEREY BAY EXPERIENCE 2:00 PM
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is revealed through the eyes of Kirk Krack, a world renowned free-diver who conducts clinics around the United States including Monterey Bay. The film provides a new temporal perspective through the blending of original footage, historical footage and composite sequences that contrast the bay of the past with the bay of today. Our perception of human exploitation of the bay is metaphorically compared with the brevity of a free dive. Directed by Bob Talbot.

Baird Auditorium, The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-1000
Metro: Smithsonian Metro Station (Blue and Orange lines)

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