Ocean Night featuring Water On The Table, Journey of the Blob and Year 0000
Saturday, October 8
Free for OC, Surfrider and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.
Water On The Table, an intimate portrait of international water activist Maude Barlow and the debate over whether water is a commercial good or a human right, 56-minutes. WATER ON THE TABLE features Maude Barlow, who is considered an “international water-warrior” for her crusade to have water declared a human right. “Water must be declared a public trust and a human right that belongs to the people, the ecosystem and the future, and preserved for all time and practice in law. Clean water must be delivered as a public service, not a profitable commodity.” The film intimately captures the public face of Maude Barlow as well as the unscripted woman behind the scenes. The camera shadows her life on the road in Canada — including an eye-opening visit to Alberta’s tar sands — and the United States over the course of a year as she serves as the UN Senior Advisor on Water to Fr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations. More than a portrait of an activist, WATER ON THE TABLE presents several dramatic opposing arguments. Barlow’s critics are policy and economic experts who argue water is no different than any other resource, and that the best way to protect freshwater is to privatize it. It is proposed that Canada bulk-export its water to the United States in the face of an imminent water crisis.
Journey of the Blob, an illustration of the water cycle in a cautionary tale about pollution, 10 minutes. This classic, wordless film from the “Look Again” series tells a story that appeals to all ages, and is used widely in environmental education courses around the country. A boy makes a decision about how to dispose of a green glob he has concocted. What will happen if he dumps it into a stream? Where does water come from and where does it go? This film illustrates the water cycle and raises many questions about environmental responsibility and the consequences of our decisions. “Who says the video medium has no place in literacy? In an era rife with the claims of the supremacy of print, these fine videos (the Look Again series) not only make kids look again, but they also make them think and learn.” – Booklist
“Very creative and imaginative–an excellent presentation of concepts for a young audience. This is a good program for repeat showings. The explanatory materials for teachers are unusually detailed.” – AFVA Evaluations
Year 0000, pronounced ‘Year Zero’, is a modern take on high performance surfing set in a post-apocalyptic world, reminiscent of Mad Max or an HG Wells novel. It tells a story of a band of renegade surfers, including Dion Agius, Yadin Nicol, Nate Tyler, Taj Burrow, CJ Hobgood and Damien Hobgood, on a road trip through the apocalypse in search of waves, women, and good times. The film’s original soundtrack by BLACK MOUNTAIN, whom VICE MAGAZINE has called, “One of the best rock n’ roll bands of our time,” creates a sonic landscape that fully delivers the immersive experience that director Joe G envisioned for the film. The film was shot on location around the world entirely in super 16mm film and offers a unique concept with stunning visuals that capture the essence of surfing in a novel setting. YEAR ZERO follows GLOBE’S previous award winning productions such as SECRET MACHINE and NEW EMISSIONS OF LIGHT AND SOUND and is undoubtedly GLOBE’S largest film project to date.