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James Cameron’s Free Premiere Documentary Shows How Local Actions Affect Oceans

On Thursday, January 26th, at 6:30PM, Inspiration of Sedona will present a free Arizona premiere screening of National Geographic Channel’s season two of James Cameron’s Emmy award-winning documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously,” followed by an open, public discussion. You are invited to see season two’s episode five, “Collapse of the Oceans,” of the exciting, critically acclaimed “Years of Living Dangerously” documentary series. For more information, visit yearsoflivingdangerously.com. View trailer at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/years-of-living-dangerously/videos/collapse-of-the-oceans/. There is one place on Earth where the impacts of climate change are most profound and yet practically invisible: the oceans. As global emissions soar, the oceans are becoming warmer and more acidic, creating unbearable living conditions for all marine life and threatening precious ecosystems. In episode five, film actor and star of the television series, “Dawson’s Creek,” Joshua Jackson, travels to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to look at the devastating impacts of ocean warming on the world’s largest reef system and the predicted impact of ocean acidification. In the Philippines, he looks at the impact of climate change in a place where hundreds of millions of people rely on healthy reefs for food, income and protection from storms. Oceans, which cover 70 percent of the world, are crucial to our species’ survival. What will happen if our life-support system is disrupted? Without healthy oceans, we have everything to lose. Produced in collaboration with The Years Project and from executive producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Years of Living Dangerously” once again features some of Hollywood’s biggest influencers who are passionate about environmental issues. It reveals emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet. These Hollywood actors and producers act as correspondents that give first-person accounts from locations — some shockingly close to home, others in far-flung corners of the globe — where the effects of climate change are most prevalent. They cover crucial issues, like severe hurricanes, deforestation, the solar energy crisis, climate migrants, historic droughts and the rapidly increasing extinction rate of our planet’s wildlife. The result is a gritty and raw look at not only how our species has impacted our planet but also how we can save it for future generations. The first season was hailed as “the most important television series ever,” “unexpected, character-driven stories” and “compelling, and frankly terrifying.” “Years of Living Dangerously” won the 2014 Emmy award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and was executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Emmy-winning “60 Minutes” producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, and climate expert Daniel Abbasi. This premiere screening comes to Sedona at a time when the City of Sedona is currently looking at a number of ways to fulfill having sustainability as a fundamental goal of its community plan. It provides inspiration and motivation for individuals as well as our community to become more sustainable and regenerative. The Inspiration of Sedona meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. It is a non-profit, open meeting group, that strives to work together collectively for the betterment of ourselves, our communities, and the world. Its current format involves presenting inspiring and personally empowering events about the environmental and socially related issues we’re collectively facing, followed by interactive discussion. Please be a part of the inspiration by joining us on Thursday, January 26th, at 6:30PM, downstairs at the Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive, Sedona, for this inspiring and exciting, community action-related, free premiere documentary film and discussion. For more info: email: info@inspirationofsedona.org Website: www.inspirationofsedona.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspirationofsedona 928-284-4021 The Inspiration of Sedona usually meets in the basement at the Church of the Red Rocks. (From Hwy. 179, turn onto Bowstring Drive, and then turn right at the first driveway, and park in the small parking lot opposite the double doors to the basement, or in the upper parking lot if full.) http://verdenews.com/users/photos/2017/jan/17/188682/ http://cvbugle.com/users/photos/2017/jan/17/188684/

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