Celebrate Half Earth Day (halfway to Earth Day) with EarthxFilm!
Film screening at 7:30 p.m. of Sea of Shadows documents how Mexico’s Sea of Cortez is under attack.
Thousands of nets drift down, walls of death meant to snare the totoaba — whose bladder fetches huge sums of money on the Chinese black market. But the bycatch extends to all forms of marine life, including the earth’s smallest whale, the vaquita, a rare creature endemic to the Sea of Cortez whose population has been fished to fewer than 30 individuals.
Despite government shutdowns of fishing and public awareness campaigns, market forces continue to drive the activity, the lure of big payouts attracting even shadowy cartel involvement. Sea of Shadows follows a riveting story of resource exploitation and institutional corruption — where casualties go beyond sea creatures — and the heroic activists and scientists staging an all-out war to save the precious vaquita before it’s too late.
Q&A after the film with special guest Carlos Loret de Mola, Mexico City, investigative journalist.
Come early to enjoy Virtual Reality in the lobby presented by EarthxFilm where we'll have the World Premiere VR The Wild Immersion endorsed by Jane Goodall.
Free but register here. Seating is limited.