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September 29, 2011
by prab
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Our Latest Event – Success!

This lovely dolphin was present today at the NUS Central Library, marking our latest event – The Cove Movie screening!

She was brought along by the lovely people of ACRES, who took much time off their busy schedules to come down and set up the dolphin, a panel of information about the World’s Saddest Dolphins, and even a booth to sell some merchandise and also get students who were interested to do their bid to add to the pictures in support of the cause. I got a badge, that I’m going to proudly pin on my bag!

The movie started at 630, and though personally I’ve watched it before, it still gave me goosebumps and put a lump in my throat. The movie was a poignant reminder of how an ugly trade not belonging in the 21st century, was still thriving in the world today. The message was clear, that definitely no dolphins deserve to be out of their natural environment and kept simply for human pleasure, and that they deserve to be free and unharmed. The beauty and intelligence of these creatures, as is any other, can never be justified through mere words.

After the movie, we had another added honour of having ACRES’ Executive Director, Mr Louis Ng drop in for a dialogue session with all those present. He presented all the facts of that which have been happening with the local dolphins, and helped us understand better why we should be feeling aggrieved at the current situation with the RWS dolphins. He also entertained questions from all present.

In all, it was a very informative and productive session. And while today’s event might be a small part in a larger cause, each new soul that we might have impacted and left a message with, is another step forward in achieving the goal to see those 27 25 dolphins swim free once again. And hopefully someday soon, not a single dolphin nor a whale is ever harmed again.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the ACRES Team and Louis Ng, for being so accommodating and working with us.
All our old and new friends, who took time off their schedules to come join us for the screening
And also all who took the right step forward with us.

September 20, 2011
by prab
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The Cove Movie Screening and ACRES Dialogue Session, on 28 September (Wed), 6-8.30pm, NUS Central Library Theatrette

It’s Tuesday again, but it is also recess week for all of us NUS peeps. And that means more quality time spent with our precious beds! Not meeting today, unfortunately. But hey, we still have the internet.

We’d been previously discussing on holding our first major event for this academic year, which is to be our MOVIE SCREENING!! Our screening comes with a message (or maybe even more than 1), but more on that later.

Without further ado, presenting the movie of our screening… *drumroll please* … (had abit too much of the Emmys)

the-cove-movie

The Cove!

IMDB rating: 8.5/10

Winner of the 82nd Academy Awards (2010) for Best Documentary Feature, amongst many other accolades , documentary film that analyzes and questions Japan’s dolphin hunting culture. The film was made as a call to action to halt mass dolphin kills, change Japanese fishing practices, and to inform and educate the public about the risks, and increasing hazard, of mercury poisoning from dolphin meat.

DETAILS:

When: Next Wednesday 6pm~830pm (September 28th)

Where: NUS Central Library Theatrette

ACRES has teamed up with us, and as joint-collaborators, they’ll be coming down to conduct a dialogue session on their current mission and their work to help The World’s Saddest Dolphins.

 

ACRES will also be setting up a booth for education and to sell some merchandise, so you could help them in their charitable mission to help animals. And hey, who wouldn’t like a cute T-shirt or Badge with a message? 🙂 If you can’t be there, yet still would like to do your part, here’s the ACRES Webstore

NUS PEACE will also be holding a recruitment drive for anyone still interested in our animal welfare course, and to join our lovely dynamic team!

So do come on down, bring your friends, your OG-mates, Tutorial buddies and anyone else! We promise you it’ll be a fun and informative session.

While indeed the direct message of the movie might not as pressing to many of us locally, we believe this is a top choice movie to screen to bring to light the plight of The World’s Saddest Dolphins currently under the grasps of RWS. We’d been previously already promoting the campaign, and we feel the time is ripe to help do our part. And at the very least, open more eyes. So we hope to see you all there!

If you have the time, do watch this really cute and beautiful video on the RWS dolphins that ACRES is trying to help. The song’s really nice as well. 🙂

*All non-nus staffs/students are welcome to join us for the night as well.Please filled up the form @ http://tinyurl.com/CoveScreening  so that we can properly register you for the entry to Central Library.

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