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Saturday, October 13

11:30am PDT

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat   (CANADA)
 Randi Mercouffer
Runtime: 50 mins
In the artificial landscape that is Los Angeles, where even palm trees are imported, nothing epitomizes man’s short-sighted efforts to reshape the face of the earth more than the LA River: modified beyond recognition, its flow tapped before it even reached the surface, the river was used, abused and essentially forgotten. But when an unassuming boater insists on seeing it as a river again, a local controversy takes on national dimensions, and the once-derided eyesore turns into a source of hope for the City of Dreams. ‘Rock the Boat’ is a fun, high-energy and, ultimately, moving film that tells this every-man’s adventure and looks at the price nature has to pay for our urban lifestyle.

Saturday October 13, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Croatian Cultural Center 510 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

5:00pm PDT

Veterans of Hajduk Book and Doc Presentation

Hajduk (Short Doc & Book Signing)
Branka Bezic Filipovic
Country of production: 
Author Branka Bezic Filipovic will be presenting her book and short documentary about the last 35 years of the “Hajduk veterans” soccer club, one of the leading and the most famous soccer teams of Croatia and Former Yugoslavia. All of their world tours were organized by Croatian expats around the world.  Hajduk visited San Pedro, CA, in 1986. Both the book and accompanying DVD include photographs and footage of the fans, players, and events that brought “Hajduk” to the peak of its fame and glory. The book spans the the first introduction of soccer to Croatia to the most recent 100 year anniversary of the club’s existence.

Branka Bezic Filipovic, was born in Split in 1955. She is currently the Director of the Split Chapter of the Croatian Heritage Foundation (Hrvatska Matica Iseljenika) and this is her  6th  work-related book that she has written on the subject of Croatian immigrants and their heritage, especially the history of sport. The author will be available for book signings.


Saturday October 13, 2012 5:00pm - 4:00am PDT
Croatian Cultural Center 510 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Sunday, October 14

4:00pm PDT

Tectonics Doc & Quest for Energy Doc

Director: Peter Bo Rappmund
Runtime: 60 mins
Country of production: USA 
A survey of the physical qualities and metaphysical quandaries of the United States-Mexico border. Follows the boundary and its immediate surrounding topography incrementally from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.

Quest for Energy
Director: Vinit Parmar
Runtime: 10 mins 
Four million islanders want electricity. For eons, they had survived in the dark, lit by dim kerosene lamps. They still burn wood for fire. Millions live like this around the world.  The people of the Sunderbans live less than hundred miles away from Kolkata, India, residing in the largest wetland in the world adjacent to one of the most populated urban areas. 

This World Heritage site boasts about two hundred fifty wild, white Bengal tigers, only fifty-two of the hundred-two islands are human-inhabited. These islanders have witnessed massive flooding and realize their islands will be under water because of rising sea levels from climate change. Two islands recently disappeared. The UN reports that 75% of the landmass will be under water due to climate change.


Sunday October 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Croatian Cultural Center 510 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

4:00pm PDT

Return to Byzantium Doc & Early Learning EcoDoc (free screenings)

Return to Byzantium – The Art and Life of Lilian Broca     
Director: Adelina Suvagau
Runtime: 50 mins
Country of production: Canada
After a life-time dedicated to her art which brought her international recognition and awards in the mosaic world, Lilian Broca returns to her childhood home in her native country, Romania, for the first time in 52 years.
Return to Byzantium is the story of a homecoming – an artistic and physical return to a Romania which Lilian’s family was forced to flee more than half a century ago but which she never abandoned. 

Early Learning   
Director: Marcin Bortkiewcz
Runtime: 35 mins
Country of production: POLAND

Mikołaj, an oceanography student, arrives to do his internship at the Marine Station in Hel. Under the watchful eye of his boss, Professor Krzysztof Skóra, he cares for a new born male seal, called Hel. Mikołaj teaches him how adapt to life in the wild. Before he can be released into the Baltic, Hel has to learn how to live with the herd, find his own food and, most important of all, how to avoid contact with humans.


Sunday October 14, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731