Winning Films for 2014
Lightning Strikes Twice - The Real Life Sequel to Moby Dick -Another film to inspire young
people to explore the ocean sciences is NOAA’s discovery of the wreck of the whaleship “Two
Brothers,” which struckthe reef and sank in the remote northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Captain
George Pollard Jr.; who had captained and survived a whale strike on the whaleship “Essex,” - one of
the world’s most infamous seafaring disasters, inspired Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick. Pollard
optimistically set sail for the Pacific once again, believing with all his heart in the old adage that
“lightning never struck TWICE in the same place.” In this case it did, and Pollard’s promising career
as a whaling captain came to a tragic end on an uncharted reef in the most remote archipelago on
earth, what is now Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. This film features the discovery
and research of interesting whaling relics scattered amongst the reefs and beautiful underwater
footage. By Stephani Gordon, DP, Open Boat Films  and Kelly Gleason, PhD Maritime Heritage
Coordinator and Archaeologist, at the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Spirit Of Aloha - By Stephen Watkins is a heart warming music video  inspired by the spirit of
familes involved in outrigger canoe events. By local filmmaker Stephen Watkins, proprietor of
Watkins Productions in Lihue.

Waverider by Gareth Davies is the story of a Fijian surfer the world had never heard of. He earned
the chance to compete against the top 44 surfers in the world. Local boatman and surf guide, Isei
Tokovou won a wildcard entry into the Volcom Fiji Pro, a World Championship competition with more
than $400,000 in prize money. Surfing with hand-me-down boards and without a trainer or support
team, Isei carries the hopes of a nation into competition at Cloudbreak, on Tavarua Island

Sea Fever by Tim Davies is a cinematic poem written by john Maserfield with Music By  Massive
Attack featuring the cold dark slabs of the UK and Ireland

Who Rules the Earth ? By Paul Steinberg From Harvey Mudd College with animation by the
students of Cal Arts

Opening Night Agenda
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Marine Resources
Feature Length
Ocean Recreation
Ocean Recreation
Feature Length
Fish - I Africa By The Pew Charitable Trust. Is an endeavor to unite coastal countries to halt
large-scale illegal fishing. Seven Southeast African countries along the Western Indian Ocean,
created an unprecedented alliance showing that regional cooperation, coupled with dedicated data
analysis, can stop illegal catch from getting to market, and prevent criminal fishers pursuing their
lucrative business unhindered. Fish-i Africa comprises the Southeast African coastal states of
Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and the United Republic of
Our Cultural Connections to the Sea
Our Cultural Connections to the Sea
Feature Length
Winning Student Film