On June 29, Everyday Oceans: Surfing, Swimming and Gardening will screen short films that highlight our relationship with the water.
In celebration of World Ocean Day, the Capitol Theatre is hosting an ode to the ocean. They’ll be showcasing a variety of short films that all centre around our love of the sea and the unmatched impact it has on our lives and our future.
The Everyday Oceans: Surfing, Swimming and Gardening showcase will take place on the evening of June 29, starting at 5:30pm.
Everyday Oceans: Surfing, Swimming and Gardening program
- Sea Country (2022)
- Lunar Cycle (2018)
- Polluted Leisure (2019)
- The Water Holds Me / The Water Binds Us (2021)
- The Surf Magazines Don’t Talk About Lapsed Catholics (2008)
- Gardening Marine Forests (2023)
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Led by Ocean Research and Climate Action members Rebecca Olive and Fiona Hillary, the film screening will feature the works of researchers and filmmakers from Australia, the USA, the UK and Ireland.
The films featured will cover topics including cold water surfing in the polluted waters of Northern England, restoring kelp forests in South Korea through underwater gardening and the experience of swimming in the wild.
As well as the short film screenings, there will also be a panel discussion with a group of ocean experts, featuring Gardening Marine Forests director Stefan Andrews as a special guest.
The project will be donating a portion of ticket sales to the Great Southern Reef Foundation, which aims to educate and preserve the underwater kelp forest that runs across the south coast of Australia from Queensland to Western Australia.
Known as a biodiversity hotspot, the reef is home to thousands of organisms including many that aren’t found anywhere else in the world.
For more information on the Everyday Oceans: Surfing, Swimming and Gardening short film screening happening on June 29, head here.