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March 16, 2011

Successful first night of the AzulOCEANO (Blue) Film Festival in Acapulco, Guerrero.

Blue on Tour in Mexico
Serge Dedina and Ben McCue in Soy Guerrero Noticias, in Acapulco, Guerrero.

Acapulco, Guerrero - More than 300 people attended yesterday’s opening of the AzulOCEANO (Blue) Film Festival at La Fortaleza Lounge in Acapulco, Guerrero.  The film festival hosted a number of exciting and educational movies about the ocean and marine conservation. Among the movies that were shown was a 15-minute short film called “Una entre mil” about coral reefs, and the animated film “Erase una vez en el oceano” about a little girl that uses her imagination to transport herself to the ocean with the help of a shell. The movies got the audience fired up, and after the screenings WiLDCOAST held a long Q&A session where the audience asked about ways to get involved in conserving and protecting Mexico’s natural resources.

Before the event, WiLDCOAST’s Executive Director Dr. Serge Dedina and Conservation Director Ben McCue held a very well attended press conference for local and national media.
In the morning, Dr. Dedina and Ben McCue appeared live on the statewide news show “Soy Guerrero”, where they talked about the importance of coastal conservation in Guerrero, Mexico. They also talked about WiLDCOAST’s efforts to conserve some of the most biologically diverse and pristine coastlines in the world and about our work and partnership with the communities of Ixtapilla, Michoacan to stop the illegal consumption of sea turtle eggs.  

Please click here to check out the gallery of images from the AzulOCEANO (Blue) Film Festival, or you can view them below.