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One Ocean Shorts

Sunday May 20 | 1:00pm
Fort Adams

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community event

Daily screenings of newportFILM's curated selection of "One Ocean Shorts" during the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover at Fort Adams, May 12 - May 20! 

Screening schedule: 
Weekends (May 12 - 13 / May 19 - 20): 11 am, 1:00, 3:00 + 5:00 pm
Weekdays (May 14 - 17): 10 am, 12:00 + 5:00 pm

Admission to the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover is free and RSVPs are not required for films.

Film screenings are inside Fort Adams, indoors in the north casemates (near the One Ocean Exploration Zone)

Short films featured include....


From Rhode Island to Venezuela, venomous lionfish are invading the Atlantic Ocean, wreaking havoc on native colonies of coral reef fish and disrupting local food chains. From high-tech robotics and deep-sea science to haute cuisine and oceanic sport, “Lionfish: From Predator to Plate” tells the story of the innovative solutions being developed to combat the spread of this invasive species. The film culminates with 11th Hour Racing’s #EatLionfish Chefs’ Throwdown with viewers joining six America’s Cup sailing teams and six “top chefs” from around the world, as they gather in Bermuda for a cooking competition designed to transform lionfish into an enticing and sustainable seafood choice for menus worldwide. Filmed entirely in Bermuda, “Lionfish: From Predator to Plate” debuted at the Bermuda International Film Festival on March 24th, 2018. This engaging story shares how different communities have come together to tackle ocean restoration in an innovative, and delicious, new way! Run time: 16 minutes

Directed by Rian DeVos
Produced by 11th Hour Racing


The Smog of the Sea chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to help him study the sea: renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham become citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans.

After  years  of  hearing  about  the  famous garbage  patches in  the  ocean’s  gyres,  the  crew  is  stunned  to  learn  that  the  patches  are  a myth: the  waters  stretching  to  the  horizon  are  clear  blue,  with  no  islands  of  trash  in  sight.  But  as  the  crew  sieves  the  water  and  sorts through  their  haul,  a  more  disturbing  reality  sets  in: a  fog  of  microplastics  permeates  the  world’s  oceans,  trillions  of  nearly  invisible plastic  shards  making  their  way  up  the  marine  food  chain.  You  can  clean  up  a  garbage  patch,  but  how  do  you  stop  a  fog? Run time: 30 minutes  

Directed by Ian Cheney
Produced by Kizzy O'Neal


Filmed  around  the  world,  BLUE  tells  the  story  about  the  changes  that  are  happening  to  our  ocean  and  its  marine  life.  It  follows  the lives  of  ordinary  people  doing  extraordinary  work  to  protect  our  ocean.  Beautifully  crafted,  BLUE  is  deeply  moving  with  a  message that’s  very  clear:  we  need  to  act  NOW  to  protect  our  most  precious  resource.  The  film  is  a  call  to  arms  focusing  on  people  power. Run time: 3 minutes

Directed by Karina Holden
Produced by Sue Clothier, Karina Holden, Sarah Beard


With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.

It's estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They're non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.

Directed by Linda Booker