- Oct. 10, 2019
-- Calusa Waterkeeper's goal of educating the public on the growing health crisis emanating from Florida's water quality issues continues with the premiere of the documentary "TROUBLED WATERS" in Miami. The event, which is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Silverspot Cinema Miami, 300 Southeast 3rd
St., Suite 100, in the downtown area, will also feature a panel of experts, all of whom appear in the film, discussing the findings in the movie as well as health and environmental impacts of blue-green algae cyanobacteria blooms and red tide.
Tickets are available at silverspot.net (https://silverspot.net/
. Prices are $17.87 for adults, $13.75 for seniors 65-over and children 12 and under. A portion of proceeds from the event supports Calusa Waterkeeper's mission to protect and restore the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal waters.
"TROUBLED WATERS" is a ground-breaking documentary, focusing on the public health impacts of harmful algal blooms, detailing the blue-green algae and red tide outbreaks that ravaged beaches and rivers in Florida last year. The film explores the work by leading research scientists, doctors and nurses on the front lines, and individuals who have suffered illness from exposure to cyanotoxins and red tide.
"As we only started making the movie in July of this year, the 40-minute documentary is loaded with timely and topical information on the public health impacts of Harmful Algae Blooms in South Florida," said K.C. Schulberg, producer/director of the film and executive director of Calusa Waterkeeper. "We are privileged to get this movie in front of a larger audience and honored to have so many of the film's experts join our panel discussions to answer questions from the public on the issue of public health."
KC Schulberg will also be in attendance to introduce the movie and panelists. The Miami event is co-hosted by Friends of the Everglades and Bullsugar. Friends of the Everglades is a nonprofit founded in 1969 by renowned journalist, author and environmental activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring the only Everglades in the world. Bullsugar.org
is a nonprofit dedicated to stopping the damaging discharges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries and restoring of clean freshwater to Florida Bay. The screening is also co-hosted by Silverspot Cinema.
Learn more about the event at Calusa Waterkeeper's Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/506052390127268/