Award winning sailors and filmmakers, Teresa and Ben Carey, are sailing to Annapolis to share their film One Simple Question and discuss their latest venture, Hello Ocean.
One Simple Question is a documentary about a northbound journey in a small sailboat with the goal of seeing an iceberg. What they saw was far greater than they expected. After 1600 miles they stumbled upon a piece of the Petermann Ice Island, a record-setting Greenland iceberg. That voyage turned into a feature film called One Simple Question, produced in partnership with Doctrine Creative. The film premiered at the Blue Ocean Film Festival in November, was released in March for screenings nationwide, and will be out on DVD later this month. To find out more about their film visit simplequestionmovie.com. Following the film screening will be a discussion on the launch of Hello Ocean, a non-profit ocean conservation initiative, which is a next logical step for Ben and Teresa after creating One Simple Question.
Hello Ocean is taking the lead in an exciting new cooperative venture between the sailing and scientific communities. Partners include The Ocean Foundation, Dr. Nina Bednarsek, Swift Engineering, Ocean Conservation Research, and scientist Eric Ramos to create several citizen science projects in which recreational sailors and any ocean going vessels can take part collecting vital data that will help document the state of the world’s oceans. Citizen science is scientific research that utilizes volunteer, amateur scientists to collect data under the guidance of professional scientists. Hello Ocean officially launches October 9th at the event at Bacon Sails in Annapolis, and everyone is invited to attend.
“We need a waterfront of knowledgeable people who can see changes in our ocean. These “Sailor Scientist” projects will develop that while simultaneously contribute to the scientific understand of critical and timely topics in ocean research,” says Teresa, Director and Co-founder of Hello Ocean.
The screening will take place at Bacon Sails on Friday October 9th at 7pm. Viewers are invited to arrive at 6pm to enjoy refreshments and a light fare provided courtesy of Jack Martin Insurance Agents. Following the screening will be a Q&A with the filmmakers and a discussion on Hello Ocean. A suggested donation of $30 will be requested upon entrance. Seating at the event is very limited. However, you can reserve a seat by making a $30 contribution to their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. To find out more visit helloocean.org and click the Indiegogo link.
Sailors and scientists alike, as well as anyone concerned about the future of our oceans, are asked to help support this project. Visit their Indiegogo campaign http://igg.me/at/helloocean.