Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction investigates the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it.

Surf films TBA!

 

In light of the Trump Administration’s proposal to massively expand offshore oil drilling, this month’s Ocean Night will include Stories of the Spill, a short film that discuss the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its aftermath. 

Also, Marnin Robbins of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will showcase a new 10-minute film about the the state’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network, featuring incredible topside and underwater video. The film’s producers (HSU film professor David Scheerer and assistant Will Goldenberg) will be on hand to answer questions. Afterwards, we will be screening #OB Plastic-@415plumber’s Obsession, the story of a man's collection of beach plastics.