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Cinematic Weekend Marks Minnesota Sea Grant's 35th Year

A Lake Superior Day Event at Zinema 2

For 35 years, Minnesota Sea Grant's scientific research and public education programs have contributed to vital stewardship of Minnesota’s coastal environment and its economy. To celebrate its anniversary in conjunction with Lake Superior Day festivities, Minnesota Sea Grant invites the public to attend a cinematic all-water weekend, featuring:

OCEANS (the Disneynature movie) - Friday, July 16, 7 p.m. Our planet is mostly water, and OCEANS brings viewersan unprecedented look beneath the sea getting up close and personal with walruses, octopi, spider crabs, great white sharks, orcas, humpbacks, sea turtles, dugongs, and waves upon waves as only Disney's spectacular cinematography can.

THE END OF THE LINE - Saturday, July 17, 5 p.m. (A documentary on overfishing with discussion following.) This film uses stunning photography to tackle the important issue of overfishing and protecting the world's oceans. The film recently won the Environment Award at the 2010 One World Media Awards, during which the film's director reminded audiences that over-fishing is as much social and economic as it is environmental.

FLOW (For the Love of Water) - Sunday, July 18, 5 p.m. Offered through Lake Superior Day partner, the League of Women Voters. Scientists reveal an emerging water crisis exacerbated by the privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply—with an eye on politics, pollution, and human rights.

The films are being shown at Zinema 2 at 222 East Superior Street in Duluth. They are free and open to the public. So, after a day spent in awe of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds or perhaps at the beach on Park Point, join Minnesota Sea Grant for a refreshing evening of all-water films in air-conditioned comfort.

Lake Superior Day festivities are also being held at Canal Park in Duluth, in Superior, and up the North Shore. For a list of Lake Superior Day activities log on to www.lakesuperior.com. Most activities are free and open to the public, thanks to a grant from Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program and NOAA.

Posted on July 7, 2010

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