Humpback Whale Feature Film Screening

Ocean Voyagers at the Music Hall
Sunday, June 14, 2009
3:00 pm

The Seacoast Science Center kicks off a whale-of-a-week with a special screening of the award-winning feature film Ocean Voyagers at the Music Hall in Portsmouth. Chosen to celebrate Animal Planet’s 10th Anniversary at London’s Cadogan Hall, the evocative film sets the stage for the June 20 opening of the Center’s exhibition Tofu: The Journey of a Humpback Whale.

Blue MermaidNarrated by Meryl Streep, Ocean Voyagers provides a startlingly intimate portrait of Humpback life through the eyes of a mother whale as she teaches her baby all he will need to know to survive in the ocean. The film is perfect for families and everyone interested in whales and the sea. A panel discussion follows the film. Ocean Voyagers’ producer Feodor Pitcairn will be joined by Allied Whale Project Director Dan DenDanto, Vicky Cornish, Vice President, Marine Wildlife Conservation of the Ocean Conservancy for a discussion of their work, research and connection to the Tofu exhibit. Feodor was an early pioneer in the use of High-Definition technology in the underwater environment. Dan has been researching Gulf of Maine whales for decades, and helped articulate Tofu’s skeleton. Vicky’s expertise is on human impacts, such as ship strikes and entanglement.

You won’t want to miss seeing one of the world’s most remarkable whale films. Ocean Voyagers won the Best Nature Film Award at the 2008 Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival.

Tickets ($8.50 general admission; $6.50 Music Hall members) are available through The Music Hall at 603-436-2400 or http://www.themusichall.org.

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