Office of the Spokesperson
September 8, 2016
The U.S. Department of State, Jackson Hole Wild Festival, D.C. Environmental Film Festival, and BLUE Ocean Film Festival will present an Our Ocean Film Showcase on September 10th in the Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Natural History.
We will show four outstanding American documentary films to highlight the threats and solutions facing our world’s ocean: A Plastic Ocean, Humpback Whales, The Last Ocean, and Wild Galapagos: Pristine Seas.
The showcase, which will be open to the public, will begin at 12:00 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m., with scheduled breaks throughout the day. Each of the films featured in the showcase will be available for U.S. Embassies to screen for local communities around the world. National Geographic’s Brooke Runnette, President of National Geographic Television, will introduce her film Wild Galapagos: Pristine Seas, and Under Secretary of State Catherine Novelli and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle will provide brief introductory remarks at the beginning of A Plastic Ocean.
The showcase is part of the public outreach supporting the Our Ocean conference, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on September 15-16, 2016. This international gathering will assemble global leaders in government and civil society to take action to protect our ocean.
To RSVP to the film showcase, please click here.