The movie is out! Our Sharks for the Future film—Shark Sanctuary—received much praise at its May 8th debut during Raja Ampat’s birthday celebration. We held three showings throughout the day, and filled the viewing space to capacity each time!
Shark Sanctuary was one of nine conservation films shown at the birthday celebration, each encouraging Raja Ampat’s community to protect the region’s remarkable natural resources. The nine films were shown continuously as part of the Raja Ampat Expo—held concurrently with the birthday celebration. After each showing, the audience—comprised of local community members, nonprofit partners, and government officials—had a chance to review educational materials from CORAL’s shark campaign and ask questions of our expert staff.
A group of attendees stop to view our Sharks for the Future movie while browsing the Expo, held in conjunction with Raja Ampat’s birthday celebration. Photo courtesy of Riyan Heri.
The following day, May 9th, Raja Ampat’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries showed the film on the beach during a public viewing that attracted more than 100 people.
Interested in seeing the film? We plan to show Shark Sanctuary at the Desa Seni Resort in Bali during the first ever Coral Triangle Beach Festival on June 9th. This year’s festival theme is “Shared Waters, Shared Solutions: Coming Together as One for the World’s Centre of Marine Life—The Coral Triangle.” For more information about Bali’s Coral Triangle Film Festival, visit http://www.desaseni.com/events/Film-Festival.html or follow Desa Seni on Facebook.