The Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series is back! This year’s series, themed “Women and the Sea”, features three films directed by women. These inspiring films highlight women taking on marine conservation issues, the strength of the Pacific Ocean, and sexism in the surf industry.
All films will be held at Rogue Brewers on the Bay (2320 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR) at 6:00 pm (doors at 5:30 pm). Don’t forget to wear a tiki shirt to the first two screenings for a great beer discount as part of Rogue’s Tiki Tuesday! Admission is free (donations accepted).
Tues., March 6 – Straws: An award winning documentary, directed by Linda Booker, that illuminates the problems related to straws and other single use plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. Following the screening, a panel discussion will be held about the impacts of single-use plastics on local waste management, recycling programs, and the environment, as well as locally-driven solutions to these problems. We will also host a free sustainability-themed raffle. http://www.strawsfilm.com
Tues., March 20 – Losing Sight of Shore: Emmy-winning director Sarah Moshman documents a group of female rowers in their trying and triumphant expedition rowing across the Pacific Ocean from the US to Australia, a trek never before completed by a team of four, nor a group of women. http://losingsightofshore.com
Fri., April 6 – It Ain’t Pretty: An award winning documentary about the challenges and triumphs of female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the water, in competition, in the media and in the surf industry with the support of a closely-knit community of like-minded women. The screening will be followed by a discussion. http://itaintprettyfilm.com
All screenings will begin with a brief presentation about the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, focusing on how you can get involved with our mission to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves, and beaches!
Thank you to Rogue Brewery for sponsoring the film series.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. For more information on the Newport Oregon Chapter, visit https://newport.surfrider.org