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Biology Station Open Evening

On Saturday the 31st of August the Funchal City Council (CMF) is promoting the CineEco Festival at Cais do Carvão, as part of the Funchal Marine Biology Station Open Evening.

A press statement from the CMF reads that “part of the Marine Biology Stations summer tradition is to hold a series of ‘Open Evenings’ which include guided tours and screenings or lectures on various ocean-related themes. This year, and given the reconstruction of the Cais do Carvão; they chose to use this beautiful space, as the stage for the CineEco Festival and the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the station.

Vice President of the CMF, Idalina Perestrelo went on to say that CineEco, part of the Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival will screen two documentaries that address marine life and endangered species, as well as the effects of plastic pollution on the world’s oceans.  An issue that is very close to the VP’s heart, who went on to say that this year, the CMF has presented a pioneering and ambitious Municipal Strategy to Combat Plastic Pollution.

The Open Evening will start at 8 pm with a guided trip of  the Funchal Marine Biology Station, followed by an exhibition titled ‘Sea of ​​Life or ‘Sea of ​​plastics?’  At 9.30 pm, Hendrik S. Schmitt’s documentary “The Ocean Patterns” and Cesare Maglioni and Carlos Arrola’s “A Plasticaria” will be screened.

Concluding their summer programme the  Funchal Marine Biology Station says that they will be holding their last ‘Open Summer Evening’ on the 28th of September.

Samantha Gannon

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