As part of its #1Earth environmental campaign and in support of the US State Department’s efforts to promote ocean conservation, the US Embassy in Manila brought Seeing Blue: an Oceans Month Movie Series at the Angeles University Foundation’s St. Cecilia Auditorium on June 19.
In partnership with National Geographic Channel Philippines, the Seeing Blue film series features the documentary “Alien Deep: Ocean’s Fury” by US underwater explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. In the film, Dr. Ballard searches for answers as to why the ocean seems to be getting bigger, angrier and more deadly.
Embassy Public Affairs Counselor Tina Malone encouraged the youth in the audience to join the Embassy’s Seeing Blue campaign, to make their own pledge for what they can do in their own way to save the ocean, and to urge others to do the same. Seeing Blue pledges can be shared on social media using the hashtags #iseeblue and #1earth.
Through this series of film screenings, the embassy hopes to help youth become more aware of the importance of caring for marine life and our coastal environments.
The US Embassy in Manila’s #1Earth advocacy series aims to mobilize local communities to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and increase resilience to global climate change.
On June 8, Ocean’s Day, Seeing Blue was launched at the Exploreum at SM Mall of Asia in Manila. Following the Pampanga leg, the last screening takes place at SM City Batangas, on June 26.