In November, world leaders met in Glasgow for the 26th time since 1992 to grapple with ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Taking action to slow climate change has become more urgent in recent years, as catastrophic storms, fires, drought, and heat waves are becoming more and more common. This is no longer some abstract future scenario, and the North Coast is facing many challenges as a result of the unfolding climate crisis.

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Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction investigates the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it.

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Come out for a very special screening of ARTIFISHAL, the brand new Patagonia documentary.

"Artifishal" is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.

A Q&A session with the director of the film, plus local experts and tribal members who were featured in the film, will take place after the screening.

In light of the Trump Administration’s proposal to massively expand offshore oil drilling, this month’s Ocean Night will include Stories of the Spill, a short film that discuss the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its aftermath. 

Also, Marnin Robbins of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will showcase a new 10-minute film about the the state’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network, featuring incredible topside and underwater video. The film’s producers (HSU film professor David Scheerer and assistant Will Goldenberg) will be on hand to answer questions. Afterwards, we will be screening #OB Plastic-@415plumber’s Obsession, the story of a man's collection of beach plastics.