The lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea, are the setting for this adventure, narrated by award-winning actress Cate Blanchett. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
Introduced by co-executive producer Chris Palmer, who will also moderate a discussion after the screening with Helen Fox, Director, Marine Science, World Wildlife Fund and Mike Henley, Animal Keeper and Dive Officer, National Zoological Park.
Note: this event is not at AU’s Forman Theater and is not free.
Associates Members, $10;
Senior Associates Members, $9;
Children under 10, $7.
For tickets and more information, please visit smithsonianassociates.org or call 202-633-3030.
This event is part of Washington D.C.’s Environmental Film Festival.
EFF seeks to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film.