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IMMP “Lives of Wild Dolphins” To Screen at International Ocean Film Festival

| By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Topics: Captivity Industry, Dolphin and Whale Trade, Dolphins, Whales

Join the IMMP Team at the official screening of our short film “Lives of Wild Dolphins”, an official entry to the International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco, California.  

The International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) of Earth Island Institute put together the film with Jim Knowlton of Blue Ocean Productions.

The screening will occur on Sunday, March 10th at 1 PM in the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

Following the screening, there will be a Question & Answer session with IMMP’s Director David Phillips and filmmaker Jim Knowlton.

“The Lives of Wild Dolphins” is an array of images of many species of dolphins living in the ocean, showing their close family lives, their distinctive cultures, and their freedom.  The point of the short film is to help audiences understand why captivity is so wrong for these wonderful beings that share our planet.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and $10 for children (12 and under).  In addition to our short film, the price includes the documentary  “Wakes”, about a European single-handed sailing race.

For Tickets, go to:   (Buy tickets for Program 11 on March 10th at 1 PM.)

The films screened at the International Ocean Film Festival will include documentaries, narratives, shorts, animation, and full-length films; many of the films are making their U.S. or world premiere.  Besides all the amazing films about surfing, sharks, diving or marine life, there will be talks with local filmmakers and environmental experts in the field, to not only entertain but also better understand the current state of the ocean.  

The Festival runs from Thursday, March 7th, through Sunday March 10th  in various venues in San Francisco and Marin.   

You are all invited to attend!


Dolphin Surfing Film still copyright Jaimen Hudson.