And so it began with spotlights in the sky that could be seen from miles and miles away. The 2014 SBIFF shone on the opening night with the smile of Dr. Sylvia Earle. She is one of our most productive inspirations for preserving the ocean and air we breathe. “We are in the middle of everywhere,” she always likes to say. And she knows from 78 years of exploring underwater that, in order to keep this planet alive, we need to change our ways.
Many notable actors and directors spoke of living the dream, keeping up the good fight to sustain our planet and to be true to ourselves and let that uniqueness guide our path even if it’s through uncharted territory. The director of “Lutah” quoted Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”