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Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper announces first 'Freshwater Flicks' fundraiser


Mon, Mar 6th 2023 07:00 am

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is hosting a movie-themed “Freshwater Flicks” fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. March 25 at Seneca One Tower (second floor). 

For this ticketed event, the feature film is “Great Lakes Untamed: Source to Sea.” There are both general admission and VIP tickets, with VIP holders being treated to a two-hour open bar, premier seating and a special take-home gift. Tickets are limited; go to www.freshwater-flicks.com to purchase tickets or learn more.

A press release stated, “The documentary ‘Great Lakes Untamed’ explores the flow of water through the Great Lakes region, starting in the headwaters of Lake Superior, through Lake Erie and over Niagara Falls to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The film looks at the relationship between animals, invasive species and development in relation to the Great Lakes, with footage from divers exploring shipwrecks downed by ocean-like waves and newly discovered underwater caves.”

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Communications and Marketing Director Jennifer Fee said, "We are so excited to bring this amazing documentary about our Great Lakes to our community. New York is a Great Lakes state, and we have worked collaboratively for years with our partner organizations across the Great Lakes to find collective solutions to our collective challenges. We are in a unique position as guardians of this globally significant watershed, so a film that highlights the importance of this watershed aligns well with our mission. We can't wait to view it and discuss it with our community."

In addition to a discussion by Waterkeeper staff and film producers, the event will also feature a popcorn bar and a raffle for items such as a chartered fishing excursion, a seafood feast for four, and Borderland Music + Arts Festival tickets. 

Led by veteran BBC nature documentarian Ted Oakes (“Planet Earth Live”), and his co-directors, Jeff Morales and Nicholas de Pencier (“Anthropocene,” “Manufactured Landscapes”), “Great Lakes Untamed” is an international collaboration between broadcasters from five countries. Filmed by a team of North America’s foremost nature cinematographers working over two years, “Great Lakes Untamed” is “the first definitive natural history ever produced on this vast watershed.”

The event has been sponsored in part by Douglas Development. For more information, to view the trailer or to purchase tickets, visit www.freshwater-flicks.com. Seats are limited, so those interested are advised to get their tickets soon. 

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a community-based nonprofit organization that protects and restores waters and surrounding ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. For more information, visit www.bnwaterkeeper.org.

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