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The Last Ocean

New Zealand | 2012 | 88 minutes | Peter Young

Director Peter Young in attendance June 7 & June 8 screenings | Director Peter Young captures striking images of the Antarctic Ross Sea, the last pristine marine ecosystem on Earth, which is currently under environmental threat from our modern world.

June 7, 2013
Kirkland Performance Center  
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June 8, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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What you don't know can affect you deeply. Director Peter Young turns his attention to the Ross Sea, a pristine aquatic environment in Antarctica and the most untouched marine ecosystem on Earth. Due to the Antarctic Treaty, there was no commercial fishing in this area until 1996 when New Zealand started harvesting the Antarctic Toothfish (popularly known as the Chilean Sea Bass), starting a modern-day gold rush, which has led populations of the fish to quickly plummet. With the fate of their critical research lab in jeopardy, a coalition of scientists tries to stop the destruction before the damage cannot be undone. Peter Young captures striking images of Emperor penguins, orcas, and the brilliance of the white landscape that may soon be lost forever. You'll leave The Last Ocean with an understanding of why this issue is so tricky, why it affects all of us, and what you can do to help.

Director Biography
Peter Young has been involved in over a hundred documentaries and is one of the leading non-fiction filmmakers in New Zealand. His work includes Hunger for the Wild and Artsville, which were both made for television.

Sponsored in part by Seattle-Christchurch Sister City Association

Director: Peter Young
Principal Cast: Narrated by Peter Elliott
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2012
Running Time: 88 minutes
Producer: Peter Young
Screenplay: Peter Young, Richard Langston
Cinematographers: Peter Young
Editors: Jonno Woodford-Robinson, Richard Lord
Music: Plan 9
Website: http://www.lastocean.org
Awards: Boulder International Film Festival 2013 (Best Call 2 Action Film)
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
International Sales: LevelK
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