ROAD TRIP: 7 films in 2 hours at International Ocean Film Tour stop

The International Ocean Film Tour 2017 is making a stop at the Charleston Music Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

Tickets are $15 per person or $12 for students.

Tickets can be purchased at Music Hall Box Office, 37 John Street,  Charleston, the day of the showing.

From the site: The ocean is our greatest adventure playground and likely the biggest treasure chest of nature. With its dazzling diversity of species, the ocean never fails to amaze us and encourages us to protect what we love. The International OCEAN FILM TOUR 2017 wraps the most powerful stories, inspiring protagonists and stunning visuals into one film program to show us the place where all life began.

The following is a break down of some of the films that will be shown.

The Weekend Sailor (Mexico 2016)
Seventeen yachts, seven nations, 27,000 miles at sea: 1973 marks the year a sailing trip around the world turned into a race. But when the first Whitbread Round The World Race sets off from Portsmouth, England, it’s not only the Empire’s most renowned sailing teams on the start line. There’s a dark horse in the competition: Ramón Carlín, aptly named the Weekend Sailor, decides to take part and he’s got company: With a motley crew of friends and family and next to no sailing experience, the 50-year-old Mexican embarks on a voyage to remember. Shunned by the press at first, Carlín turns into the unlikely hot contender of the race. THE WEEKEND SAILOR tells the legendary story of a man the sailing world wasn’t ready for.

Shorebreak – The Clark Little Story (USA 2016)
First he was a surfer, then he became a photographer. Hawaiian Clark Little has managed to turn his passion for the ocean into a career. Chasing shorebreaks is his bread and butter and capturing the perfect wave is his vocation. His ability to frame the power of the water in a single shot makes his photos a love letter to the ocean.

The Legacy (Mexico 2016)
It has taken only 50 years to destroy dozens of healthy and thriving marine ecosystems due to over- fishing and pollution. Lots of species have vanished from their natural habitat. Almost 20 years ago the pacific manta ray was forced to leave his home in the Gulf of California but it has found a new one in a Mexican archipelago – after it was declared a protected area. The short film THE LEGACY shows how endangered species can recover – if we give them a chance.

A Plastic Ocean (USA 2016)
It is no longer a secret that plastic waste is posing a threat to our oceans. The problem is not only the visible pollution: dirty beaches for example. Microplastics – tiny little pieces of plastic – almost invisible, are even more dangerous. It floats in our oceans and gathers in gigantic garbage patches. And from there it finds its way into the food chain. Adventurer and filmmaker Craig Leeson has tracked down plastic waste to get to the bottom of the problem. He connects our consumer behavior with ocean pollution and asks the crucial question: What must we do to save our oceans?

If You Go

Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/

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