By thesanfranciscoegotist / /
The documentary short Every Nine Minutes, created by Hub Strategy & Communication for the Monterey Bay Aquarium is being screened at the Mountain Film Festival this weekend in Telluride Colorado.
The short was Directed by DJ O’Neil & Oliver Hamilton in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our oceans. To call attention to this, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in partnership with Hub, built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single-use, locally sourced plastic trash. Certified by Guinness World Records, the whale is the largest sculpture of its kind ever built
Started in 1979, Mountain Film is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on contemporary issues, as well as art and photography exhibits. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.