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Movie Screening and Discussion: SHELLSHOCKED – NOTE: On-line Registration CLOSED; AT DOOR AVAILABLE

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM

Registration for this course is now closed.

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Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium

Course ID: C101514

Credits: 2 NJ Credits: 2 General
2 NY Credits: 2 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional;

Course Description:

Join us for a screening of the award winning documentary Shellshocked and a conversation with filmmaker Emily Driscoll and a panel of experts.

The Clean Water Act of 1972 promised us drinkable and swimmable water.  But has that promise been delivered?  From the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014 declining to review the Obama Administration’s removal of Drake’s Oyster farm in Marin County CA to Massachusetts blocking the Wynn casino’s efforts to use of oysters to clean up the Mystic River, our nation seems to be hostile to planting oysters to clean up polluted waters.   Yet in New York Harbor, a high school has launched the Billion Oyster Project with the goal of using oysters to clean up contamination.   And in Virginia’s Chesapeake oyster farming is receiving millions in subsidies.  But oysters are on the front lines when it comes to environmental disasters.  For the first time in recent history, Louisiana’s destroyed oyster beds have led to New Orleans restaurants importing oysters from the East Coast.  Washington State’s $100 million oyster industry, under attack from ocean acidification, now imports seed oysters from Hawaii.

Why have oysters sparked such tremendous legal controversy?  And why aren’t we developing this sustainable food source to create good jobs in America?  An adult oyster filters up to fifty gallons of water per day.   New York was once the world capitol of oysters. 

The film Shellshocked will explain why and how these powerful bivalves are creating tremendous legal waves in 2014 from the Gowanus Canal to Oahu.

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Program Chair & Moderator: Raymond Dowd, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP

Panelists: Emily Driscoll, Director, Producer, Editor, SHELLSHOCKED; Mara G. Haseltine, Artist


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