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Progam 9: A Feather to Kill
Cowell Theatre Sat, Mar 9, 2019 7:00 PM
Although the killing of dolphins is illegal in Peru, some fishermen still harpoon dolphins to use as bait to catch sharks. The weapon they use is called a “feather.” This film documents the fishery and the impassioned efforts of local conservationists to end the dolphin killing. —IS
Program 3: Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research, Innovation, Discovery
Cowell Theatre Fri, Mar 8, 2019 1:00 PM
Years after the Deepwater Horizon’s disastrous platform blowout, scientists from around the world converge on the Gulf of Mexico, to study its lasting impacts. Barely half the pre-spill dolphin population survives, their calves dying or aborted. Fish hearts can’t beat properly; crab burrows leak oily rivulets into wetlands. Will this ecosystem recover? Is this our feature? -MJS
Film Info
Country:United States
Running Time:2 min
Director:Haydn Fischer*
Cast:Zach Ostroff


Water is the essence of life. A breathtaking montage of Marin seascapes is counterpoised by the threats facing the San Francisco Bay and ocean. These young Bay Area filmmakers ask: will we wake up in time to protect it? —DM