Sea of Life - free screening and discussion
Jane/Dundas Library, 620 Jane St.
"With access to renowned environmental experts and breathtaking underwater cinematography, award-winning filmmaker Julia Barnes takes audiences on a provocative journey, through the most stunning and threatened ecosystems on the planet and the rallying movement to save them, leaving audiences around the world inspired to fight for our oceans - and our future.
Believing that people will change the world once they know what’s happening, Julia picks up a camera and sets out on a mission to expose the reality of the world’s oceans in this full length feature documentary. Through compelling footage she sheds light on crucial environmental issues, revealing not only how the oceans are in jeopardy but how each of us has the power to turn things around.
Sea of Life is a film about changing the world. It's about rising up in the face of catastrophe and having the courage to fight for what you love."
Watch the trailer.
BIO: JULIA BARNES
"Julia Barnes is the award-winning filmmaker behind Sea of Life. For as long as she can remember Julia has been passionate about the natural world, but it wasn't until she was 16 that she realized the world she loved was in serious jeopardy. After watching Rob Stewart's documentary Revolution and learning that the world's coral reefs, rainforests and fish are expected to be wiped out by the middle of the century she was compelled to take action. Film was the most powerful weapon she could imagine so she picked up a video camera and set out to make a documentary to raise awareness about the biggest threats facing the ocean. Sea of Life is a call to action, presenting the challenges we face as an opportunity to rise up and become the heroes the world needs."