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Sea Turtle Documentary at North Myrtle Beach Museum
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Tuesday, August 18, 2015


North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum is hosting the regional premiere of the award-winning film Call of the Ancient Mariner on Tuesday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in the Museums changing gallery at 799 2nd Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach. Through amazing footage, filmmaker David Weintraub takes viewers on a fascinating exploration of sea turtles and human culture. Following the showing, Weintraub will discuss the making of the documentary.
The film tells the story of the sea turtle, an iconic creature which has been the centerpiece for hundreds of cultures serving as the heart of creation, as a deity, as a trickster and much more. Given our long- time fascination with sea turtles, what better way to tell the story of mans connection to nature and to the ocean? The film was shot throughout the Southeastern U.S. particularly in South Carolina and explores the amazing world of turtles and man over thousands of years.
Everything about turtles is unusual: their shell, their connection to land and sea, their mysterious disappearance into the wide sea, the way they return back to the beach where they were born (or nearby) after traveling as far as half-way around the world. This fascination has mesmerized mankind throughout history and sea turtles continue to intrigue us today, added Weintraub.
There is limited space for the films local debut and seats are going quickly, shared Sandra Buchan of the Museum. To reserve your seat, call the Museum at (843) 427-7668. Ticket prices: $12/adult; $7/youth; $5/Museum member. DVDs and T-shirts will be available for sale following the screening.
Call of the Ancient Mariner is a production of the North Carolina-based Center for Cultural Preservation and is co- sponsored by The North Carolina Arboretum, WNC Nature Center, SC Aquarium and Turtle Hospital, Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. For more information about future film screenings, online purchases of the DVD and the film, contact the Center for Cultural
Preservation at (828) 692-8062 or www.saveculture.org.
Filmmaker David Weintraub documented the lonely life of the fascinating sea turtle in Call of the Ancient Mariner. Photo courtesy D. Weintraub.
Humans remain intrigued by sea turtles and foster injured creatures until they are able to return to the ocean. Photo courtesy D. Weintraub.


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