Free Screening of Award-Winning Whale Rescue Documentary, \"In The Wake of Giants\"

Date: 
03/25/2011 (All day)
Location: 
Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center, Ma'alaea

The public is invited to a  free screening of the award-winning documentary, "In The Wake of Giants," on Friday, March 25th, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This free event will take place at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center, downstairs at the Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea, and is open to the public.

The film, produced by Mara Kerr and Mark DiOrio of Akua Films, and directed by filmmaker Lou Douros, provides a close-up view of the challenging and sometimes dangerous work of rescuing 40-ton  humpback whales from life-threatening entanglements with marine debris. It spotlights the courageous efforts of the spotlights the efforts of a community and a trained network lead by NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary as they work to disentangle humpback whales trapped in ropes and fishing nets.

This evening screening on March 25th will include a short talk by Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and the opportunity to view equipment used to rescue whales. The film was narrated by Ed Lyman.

The film recently won an award for Best Conservation Film at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival.