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The Wave: Tuesday 28th October 2014 and Thursday 30th October 2014

October 28, 2014

No water. No life.
No green without blue.

The Wave is a regular event at The New Building on Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft, focusing on ecological issues concerning wildlife. “The Wave” as a name encapsulates the purpose that we share with the PRSC – to confront urgent issues and thereby encourage a wave of activism.

For the opening nights “Blue is the new Black”, the theme will be the marine environment, an environment that is often overlooked because it is not human habitat.

The events will take place on Tuesday 28th October 2014 and Thursday 30th October 2014 and doors will open at 6.30pm. The events will include talks, Q&As, art exhibitions relevant to sea-life and a documentary screening.

We will be selling home-made vegetarian sushi in our resident cafe. The documentaries we have chosen to screen are Rob Stewart’s “Sharkwater” and “The Last Ocean” by Peter Young. Films will kick off at 7:30pm.

Sharkwater: An eye-opening film which will change the way you view our oceans. Driven by passion, Rob Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in evolution of the seas.These majestic creatures have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth’s history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed. The compelling imagery of Sharkwater exposes the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations and Stewart’s remarkable mission to save the world’s sharks which will in affect save humankind.

“The one animal that we fear the most is the one animal that we can’t live without.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5fObF_CCYc

The Last Ocean: The most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth, The Ross Sea is a frozen landscape that teams with life – whales, seals and penguins and largely untouched by humans, it is one of the last places where the delicate balance of nature prevails. But an international fishing fleet has found its way to the Ross Sea. Ecologist, David Ainley, rallies his fellow scientists as he knows that unless fishing is stopped the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever. They begin a campaign “The Last Ocean” taking on the commercial fishers and governments in a race to protect Earth’s last unexploited ocean from our insatiable appetite for fish.

“We have a chance to protect it or to lose it.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKQUmlV6cSk

We hope to see you there

Kind Regards,
Rohina Cameron-Perera and Ivana Mazza-Coates

The New Building @ Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft
17-25 Jamaica Street, Bristol, BS2 8JP

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