The Last Ocean

New England Premiere

Sunday, April 14th, 3:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street

The Ross Sea Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last 'living laboratory', a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the Ross Sea, targeting Antarctic Toothfish and unless stopped, the natural balance of this unique ecosystem will be lost forever. The Last Ocean follows the race to protect the Ross Sea from our insatiable appetite for fish, and raises the simple ethical question: do we fish Earth’s last untouched ocean or do we protect it?

Followed by a discussion with Mary Beth Decker, Tom Near, and Kealoha Freidenburg.

About the Filmmaker

Peter Young is an award-winning documentary cameraman and producer. He came to filmmaking the long way, spending the first ten years of his working on the land and sea over which time he developed a strong connection to the great outdoors and people that live and work there. Peter established Fisheye Films in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1997 and has worked as a freelance director and cameraman ever since. He has credits in well over a hundred documentaries, among them; BBC’s Blue Planet Series, a Giant Squid documentary for prime time Discovery, he filmed over fifty episodes of New Zealand’s longest running documentary series, Country Calendar and the final tribute documentary for Sir Edmund Hilary. He produced and shot the award winning series Hunger for the Wild for TVNZ and is now working on his second series of Coasters. The Last Ocean is Peter’s first feature documentary. A project he began in 2006, this labour of love has expanded into the formation of a Charitable Trust to promote the protection of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, the world’s most pristine marine ecosystem. Peter has won many awards for his skills and creativity behind the camera, both shooting and producing, but it's the opportunity to work with great teams and telling great stories that keeps him in the business.

Preceded By: The Artificial Leaf

3 min. Dir. Jared P. Scott and Kelly Nyks. Dan Nocera has a simple formula to save the planet: sunlight + water = energy for the world.

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Sunday, April 14th, 3:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St


Genre: Documentary
Year: 2012
Running Time: 85 Min.


Director: Peter Young

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· A River Changes Course
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· Elemental
· Gold Fever
· Installation: Sustainability Heard
· Installation: Young Photographers Exhibition
· More Than Honey
· Musicwood
· Shorts I: School’s Out!
· Shorts II: Redemption
· Special Event: Documentary vs. Advocacy
· Special Event: Jazz Ecology
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· The Fruit Hunters
· The Last Ocean
· Trashed