Live Chat on Inspiring Conservation and Management Action through Film: Q&A with Karen Anspacher-Meyer and Eva Barnett of Green Fire Productions (Ocean Frontiers I and II)

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT

Green Fire Productions’ Ocean Frontiers films present inspiring stories of stakeholders collaborating and making science-based decisions to benefit the ocean and ocean economies. The second in the series Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea was released in October 2013. It features the United States’ first multi-state ocean plan (http://ocean-frontiers.org/).

There has been tremendous response to the film. Boating groups, shellfish associations, the Coast Guard, renewable energy companies, recreational fishing organizations, the Navy, professors and teachers, representatives on the Regional Planning Bodies in the U.S., and many others are showing the film to promote discussion on marine planning and build awareness and support for marine planning. Ocean Frontiers II has helped change the opinion of some who initially rejected the notion of marine planning. And according to surveys completed by people after they watch one of the Ocean Frontiers films, more than 90% are inclined to participate in or support marine planning.

View clips of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship and Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea

  • 30 second PBS Promo – Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship
  • 2 minute trailer – Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea
  • Full film – Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship
  • Full film – Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea
  • Also check out the Ocean Frontiers website, and see how you can sign up to host your own screening, free of charge

This live chat will provide an opportunity to discuss how film can be used to inspire conservation and management action, and to learn more about the making and use of the film, with the films' producer and outreach coordinator.