http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=108465&view=Detail Simons Theatre at the New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
The New England Aquarium Lecture Series presents the U.S. premiere of Last of the Right Whales, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza. This film examines the plight of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and documents the extraordinary efforts of a group of allies, including a wildlife photographer, a marine biologist, a whale rescuer, and a crab fisher, to better understand and save these majestic animals. Last of the Right Whales is the story of the rapid decline of a nearly 12-million-year-old species from human intervention in the form of lost feeding grounds owing to climate change and grievous injuries caused by fishing line entanglements and vessel strikes. Through extraordinary cinematography, including the first-ever underwater footage of North Atlantic right whales, comes a story of hope and a call to action we cannot ignore. The film has already been awarded the “Best Canadian Feature” at the 2021 Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival.
A panel discussion follows this in-person only event in the Simons Theatre. This Aquarium Lecture Series event is free to the public and presented in partnership with HitPlay Productions, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and the Lowell Institute.
n compliance with the City of Boston’s vaccination mandate, as of February 15, guests over age 12 at the Simons Theatre and New England Aquarium must provide proof of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to enter the buildings. Face masks are also required. Learn more about these safety guidelines here.
Panelists for the discussion following the screening include:
- Nadine Pequeneza, Producer and Director, Last of the Right Whales
- Marc Palombo, Massachusetts Lobsterman
- Heather Pettis, Research Scientist, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium
- Patrick Ramage, Senior Director, Outreach and Program Collaboration, IFAW
- Moderated by Michael Conathan, Senior Policy Fellow, Ocean and Climate, Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program