February 21: The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past—Planning for the Future,
by Canadian Filmmakers Karen and Rolf Mayer, who will be present to introduce the film
and answer questions afterwards.
Filmed on location along British Columbia’s North Pacific coast, The Great Bear Sea tells the
inspiring story of successful efforts by First Nations and the province of British Columbia to
create marine plans for their coastal waters amid conflicts over ocean resources.
The Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean where whales, wolves, bears and humans thrive
in rich coastal ecosystems. The Great Bear Sea is also a place where worlds collide – a place full
of historic conflicts, emerging struggles over ocean resources, and globally leading solutions.
Now 18 First Nations and the province of British Columbia have crafted marine plans for the
Great Bear Sea to protect marine ecosystems and build sustainable coastal economies.
Meet the people and communities along the coast of British Columbia who are working to implement
the marine plans — to sustain their marine environment, livelihoods and cultures.
The film premiered in Haida Gwaii, B.C. and has screened in communities along the BC coast.
Contact Karen Meyer for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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