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Documentary takes on sea life decimation at film showing

By Staff | Feb 11, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED “BLUE” documentary

The eighth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series will continue its biweekly showings on Feb. 19 with “BLUE” at 1 p.m. at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.

Winner of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ award for best cinematography in a documentary, “BLUE” delves into the ocean realm at a critical moment for marine life. The 76-minute film dissects the impact of industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution on the future of sea life on the brink of mass destruction.

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts the free showings in the Visitor & Education Center, with sponsorship from the Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resorts. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.

The season’s remaining schedule is as follows:

– March 4: “Ghost Bird”

– March 18: “The Swamp”

– April 1: “Bird of Prey”

A short discussion will follow each film to allow visitors to gain more from their documentary-viewing experience by listening to other people’s points of view and analyzing what they just watched.

For more information, visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/lecture-and-film-series.