Save the Waves is hosting a film festival Friday, November 12th in the historic Victoria Theatre in San Francisco.  The second annual festival will feature a live performance by My Peoples before the world premiere of Dave Rastovich’s film Transparent Sea followed by a screening of 180 South.  Transparent Sea follows Rastovich’s journey along the Australian coast drawing attention to endangered whales threatened by over fishing, hunting, and pollution.

Doors open Friday, November 12 at 7 pm.  Film screening begins at 8 pm. 21 and over.

To purchase tickets click here.

In October 2007 one of my favorite surfers, Dave Rastovich, joined by actresses Isabel Lucas and Hayden Panettiere participated in a peaceful paddle out in the waters of Taiji, Japan.  Acting as spokespersons for Save the Whales Again the group hoped to raise public awareness to the threats facing dolphins and whales in ocean habitats from human interaction and global warming.  The group risked arrest and injury to paddle out in honor of the 25,000 dolphins slaughtered each year in Japan.  Their efforts fought to draw attention to the grotesque mass murder of a species vital to our oceans.

This past June 2010, Save the Whales Again presented the International Whaling Commission with a petition to stop all commercial and scientific whaling by Japan, Norway, and Iceland.  Jeff Pantukhoff represented the 230,000 people that signed the petition by presenting it to the IWC in Agadir, Morocco.

Creatures of the sea deserve our attention and rely on our efforts to remain protected in their natural habitat.