After her visit to the Galapagos last summer on a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise, Sandy Cannon-Brown created a series of clips about various islands. This short video features the giant turtles of Santa Cruz.
SPAT! Premieres at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
March 2014, Washington, DC – Sandy Cannon-Brown premiered her latest film, SPAT! Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on March 22, 2014. The screening was part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
The title, SPAT!, plays on the double meaning of the word. Spat is appropriate as a synonym for baby oysters and as a term for a disagreement. Watermen and scientists often disagree on the best ways to manage oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay.
SPAT! was part of a special program of the Environmental Film Festival dedicated to the Chesapeake Bay. Other programs were What is a Dead Zone featuring Philippe Cousteau of EarthEcho International and EcoSystems on the Edge: A Nutrient Odyssey with Tom Jordan of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Several hundred people turned out for the screening and panel discussion that followed.
The half-hour documentary was also featured at the Annapolis Film Festival on March 29 and will air on Maryland Public Television on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Other screenings are scheduled throughout the year.