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Ocean and Surfing movies at Raglan Old School Arts Centre

Press Release – Raglan Old School Arts Centre

World Oceans Day is 8 June. To mark this, screenings of the Australian documentary BLUE are being held around the world in June. So you can watch it in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Raglan there will be a screening at the Old School …MEDIA RELEASE:

Jun 15-16: Ocean and Surfing movies at Raglan Old School Arts Centre

World Oceans Day is 8 June. To mark this, screenings of the Australian documentary BLUE are being held around the world in June. So you can watch it in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Raglan there will be a screening at the Old School Arts Centre on Saturday 16th June at 5.45pm. Entry by donation at the door towards keeping the lights on at the Old School Arts Centre. The film, dedicated to creating awareness and change, is a wake-up call to the state of the earth’s oceans. Local supporters of the arts for our community have sponsored the Raglan screening. There will be a discussion session after the movie with local ocean experts, facilitated by Stacey Hill from WEC.

Another new ocean movie is screening at the Old School in June. Thanks to co-host Raglan Surf Co, the new surfing and ocean conservation documentary by Patagonia, Never Town, will be screening on Friday 15th June at 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Part surf film, part conservation film, NEVER TOWN takes a journey along some wild coastlines and talks with the people fighting to keep them wild. Filmed along the Southern Ocean coasts of Australia, it’s an exploration of what these places mean to surfers… and what surfers are willing to do to save them. Documentary Exempt. This screening hosted by Patagonia and Raglan Surf Co. Profits going to the Surfbreak Protection Society. $10 at the door. Ticket includes complimentary drink plus ticket into raffle to win Patagonia prize pack. More Information on these screenings coming soon from Raglan Surf Co and Patagonia.

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BLUE

This screening is sponsored. No reserves. Entry by donation at the door towards keeping the lights on at the Old School Arts Centre.

Official Selection 2018 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

Official Selection Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Morning Herald “Even if you imagine you’ve seen it all before, you might emerge, as I did, newly shaken and vowing to cut down on your use of plastic bags.”

This Australian documentary dedicated to creating awareness and change, is a wake up call to the state of the earth’s oceans.

“As marine biologist and activist Lucas Handley explains, our oceans are in trouble and it’s time we stopped thinking of them as both a place of limitless resources and a dumping ground.”

His call for action is echoed by passionate advocates for marine preservation, such as shark activist Madison Stewart, FNQ ranger Philip Mango, seabird specialist Dr Jennifer Lavers, sustainability promoter Tim Silverwood, Greenpeace SE Asia’s Mark Dia and long-time campaigner Valerie Taylor.

Filmed over two years in Indonesia, the Philippines, Hawaii and Australia, this cinematic, galvanising documentary comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come.” (Sydney Film Festival)

Written and Directed by Karina Holden (feature debut)

Documentary | 76 mins PG | Australia

This screening is sponsored. No reserves. Entry by donation at the door towards keeping the lights on at the Old School Arts Centre.

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NEVER TOWN

This screening is hosted by Patagonia and Raglan Surf Co.

$10 at the door. Ticket includes complimentary drink plus ticket into raffle to win Patagonia prize pack. Profits going to Surfbreak Protection Society.

Part surf film, part conservation film, Never Town takes a journey along some wild coastlines and talks with the people fighting to keep them wild. Filmed along the Southern Ocean coasts of Australia, it’s an exploration of what these places mean to surfers… and what surfers are willing to do to save them.

As surfing elder Wayne Lynch says, “We mythologised these places. We lose them and we lose ourselves.”

Never Town spans Australia’s vibrant southern fringe from the dusty edge of South Australia to the deep forests of Victoria and Tasmania. It features the surfing of Dave Rastovich, Dan Ross, Belinda Baggs and Heath Joske, set alongside conversations with coastal activists who are standing up against deepwater oil drilling and industrial fish farms.

Midnight Oil, Yirrnga Yunupingu, Ziggy Alberts and Bad Dreems provide a distinctly Australian soundtrack. With coastlines around the world under pressure like never before from growing populations, rampant development and exploitation from resource companies, Never Town is a rallying call for surfers and local communities to stand together to protect the wild spaces around them.

Documentary | Exempt | Australia

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