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Minds in the water

August 24th, 2012


September is just around the corner — meaning dolphin slaughter season starts up again in Taiji, Japan.

If you love the ocean and the creatures in it, then "Minds In The Water," a feature-length documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave "Rasta" Rastovich, is for you.

The film screens at 7 p.m. Monday (Aug. 27) at TheVenue, BambuTwo, 1146 Bethel St., sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation, Oahu Chapter.

Watch firsthand how one surfer's quest to protect dolphins and whales blossomed into a movement of like minds.

Rastovich goes on an international journey to help protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. His five-year journey takes him from Australia to the Galapagos Islands to Tonga, Alaska and Japan.

While unsure at first, Rastovich quickly found his activist sea legs and helped build a core team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-pirates, celebrity surfers and a professional mermaid to help spread the message. Others who make an appearance in the film include Hanna Fraser, Isabel Lucas, Jack Johnson and Kelly Slater.

The film, produced by the Saltwater Collective, captures a key moment in Rastovich's life — when apathy is no longer an option.

Stay after the screening for a post-film discussion with Surfrider Foundation members.

You can check out the preview at Sign the visual petition.

Cost is $10 ($5 for student) at the door. Call 436-4326 for more information.

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