SPAT! Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay – Film Night

Film Night_Apr 24Friday, April 24, 2015

TIME: Time: 6:00 p.m.-Light supper served and bar opens;

7:00 p.m. Film Screening

PRICE: $25 (Light supper $15; Movie $10) Cash Bar

EVENT TYPE: Evening Program/Film

After centuries of over-harvesting and devastating diseases, the Chesapeake Bay oyster populations plummeted, along with industry profits and the Bay’s health. Now, native oysters are more abundant, fewer are dying from disease, and more than a billion hatchery-raised baby oysters have been added to the Bay.

The film’s director and producer, WNDC member Sandy Cannon-Brown, is passionate about ecosystems and their inhabitants. After working for U.S. News & World Report, Associated Press, McGraw-Hill, WJLA-TV7 and KTBC-TV7, she founded VideoTakes, a video production small business. Her career has taken her to the rainforests of Central and South America, the Northern Great Plains and the Everglades. She has produced programs for the Children’s National Medical Center, TV spots honoring African Americans, films about energy efficiency and renewable energy, and full-length documentaries. As associate director of American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking she taught filmmaking for ten years. Both she and her students have received top awards.

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