Saturday Cinema: Animal World

Saturday, May 16, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

Note: Screening followed by a conversation

Nine students from Cal State Monterey Bay’s environmental filmmaking class present five short documentaries about endangered species.


The Big Blue

A short whale’s tale about the population of the world’s largest animal, The Big Blue shares the history of majestic creatures once on the brink of extinction. By Megan Mason, Allison Nunes, and Allyson Dudzinski.

Fall of the Gibbons

As the human population increases, it constantly demands more and more from the environment. This film examines human prosperity through deforestation. By Austin Fontanilla.

Seagull Struggle

This short, observational documentary follows the relationship between humans and seabirds, specifically Californian and Western Gulls, whose populations are in decline. By Christopher Vinson.


Apis Mellifera

A poetic journey into the lives of honeybees, this experimental documentary evokes their pivotal role in global agriculture as well the species’ struggle for survival in a rapidly changing world. By Cristian Duran and Joey Cloud.



“The kelp forest has me in awe...When the sun shines through the blades, it's magic." —Patrick Webster

Dive into another world with Patrick Webster from the Monterey Bay Aquarium as he sheds light on the conditions of the kelp forest—a beautiful ecosystem right in our own backyard. By Stephen Terry and Annette Prieto.