Dispatches from the Gulf
– JUNE 19, 2018
(From Spring 2018 Newsletter) Screenscope Films recently hosted several regional screenings of Dispatches from the Gulf 2. The film was shown at the Gasparilla International Film Festival on March 24 in St. Petersburg, Florida and at the Salty Cinema IV Offshore Oil and Gas Film Festival, held at the Scripps Seaside Forum on April 5 in La Jolla, California. Several GoMRI-funded consortia also partnered with Screenscope to co-host regional screenings of the film in recognition of the eighth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on April 20. The Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment (CARMMHA) hosted a screening on April 20 at the San Diego Natural History Museum in San Diego, California. Following the film, GoMRI researchers Cynthia Smith from the National Marine Mammal Foundation whose research on bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico is featured in the film, and Kait Frasier from the Scripps Whale Acoustic Lab, along with Forrest Gomez from the National Marine Mammal Foundation, Jacob James from the Waitt Foundation, and Nick Kellar from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center, answered questions from the audience. A recording of the panel discussion is available here. The Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) and the Relationship of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in Fish for Validation of Ecological Risk (RECOVER) consortium jointly hosted a screening of the film on April 19 as a sister event to Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism initiative. RECOVER principal investigator Dr. Martin Grosell and CARTHE researcher Dr. Guillaume Novelli participated in a panel following the film. More information on this screening can be found on CARTHE’s Facebook page here and on RECOVER’s website here.
Screenscope continues to share new short videos on their YouTube channel here; follow along on the GoMRI Twitter page using the hashtag #50shorts. If you are an educator, librarian, homeschooler, or community activist, or know someone who is, free copies of both Dispatches from the Gulf 1 and 2 can be requested on the Dispatches from the Gulf website here. Additional resources, including an educators guide for both films, can be found on the Dispatches from the Gulf website here.