On Sunday, June 8, 2014, World Oceans Day Hawai‘i is all about the future generation.
At the Sea Keiki Fun Zone, kids aged 7-11 will have the opportunity to learn from various local non-profit organizations about the pressing issues our oceans are facing and how they can help save our seas through interactive ocean-related games, prizes, films and more fun activities.
Light morning snacks and drinks kindly provided by Whole Foods Market.
Open to the public, free admission.
Suggested age group 7-11
June 8, 2014 | 9:30am-11:00am
Honolulu Museum of Art | Doris Duke Theatre
Enter theatre at 900 Kina‘u St
World Oceans Day Hawai‘i
Official Selection of Children's Films
AIN'T NO FISH
Directed by Miki Cash & Tom Gasek. 2013. United Kingdom. 4 mins.
‘Ain’t No Fish’ is a short stop motion animated film featuring a bunch of hungry Arctic seals singing along to the music and lyrics of Sigman and Russell as performed by Hoagy Carmichael.
Directed by Gaby Bastyra. 2011. United Kingdom. 4 mins.
“Gloop” is a dark fairytale that follows the meteoric rise of plastic from its inception in Leo’s gloomy laboratory 100 years ago. Told like a Brother’s Grimm fable, “Gloop” offers a poignant and lasting message about the price we pay for the convenience of plastic.
Mole At Sea
Directed by Anna Kadykova. 2014. Russia. 5 mins.
The human impact on a pristine beach is mourned by a lone mole.
Toy Boats - 4:00
Whale Story - 3:00
Directed by Pärtel Tall. 2013. Estonia. 15 mins.
Sand on the beach is as natural as air, sun, life, love. The trails draw on the sand their endless stories asking, can we value these things before they are gone forever? When the sand and Sandguy have left and the Stoneguy opens his eyes, does he stay or leave too?
Directed by Elke Specker. 2014. United States. 5 mins.
“Shadow Reef” is a documentary short film about the beauty of our oceans and marine ecosystems in peril, narrated by a 13-year old boy, who CARES about our oceans and wildlife. The future of our oceans is in OUR hands, our responsibility to conserve and restore for our CHILDREN, before it's too late. We need to defend our oceans because without them, life on Earth cannot exist. NOW is the time for action, to create awareness, to show our children that worldwide protection is needed for our coral reefs to survive. "The ocean matters to me, and it should matter to you TOO" –Bryce
Shark And The Can
Directed by Yoram Benz. 2012. United States. 4 mins.
A lonely shark finds a can of shark fin soup and an unconventional use for it.
Directed by Daniele Iop. 2013. Italy. 15 mins.
The trip is a ride along the world's seas, touching, during a 500 years time frame, the more interesting sea locations on our planet. The trip is condensed in a 15 minutes film. On a side it is a tribute to the water of our world, on the other side it underlines the connections among the oceans and the consequences, on a global scale, of every local actions. The protagonist and thread in the story, inspired by the theory of the conveyor belt, unfolds itself only at the end.
Directed by Nathan Kaso. 2012. Australia. 4 mins.
A day in the life of the city of Sydney with one small twist.
Directed by Tess Martin. 2012. United States. 4 mins.
A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters off of San Francisco. Is this an example of inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke? This true story is retold in paint on a 16 foot high wall with the help of the passing public in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park.