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2016 WOWSA Man of the Year – Nejib Belhedi
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Dangers Of Marine Radiation Off The Japanese Coast
Day 2 of the film festival highlighted seahorses, shipping, and surfing in a mix of ocean films at the Cowell Theater.
"One of the films that I loved watching is Way East, a documentary by Lena Stoffel, Aline Bock and Mathias Kögel with footage by Aaron Jamieson," said Steven Munatones [see trailer above and full film below]. "Many people have asked me about the extent and danger of nuclear pollution and nuclear waste in Japan and across the Pacific Ocean.
The information that is being presented in America is not consistent with what I have seen and experienced first-hand in Japan along its east coast. I have visited Tokyo and its eastern prefectures dozens of time since the tsunami and nuclear reactor disaster in 2011, and I have yet to ... apparently ... be contaminated with radioactivity.
This film is by a group of foreigners who set off in search of the Japanese powder snow and surf, and discover the reality of life in modern-day Japan, post-Fukushima, including the ability to enjoy the ocean where it is said the ocean is poisonous. It is good for these filmmakers and dryland/aquatic adventurists to bring a first-hand view of the actual situation.“
They documented own personal insight of the situation and the reality of nuclear pollution after the accident and what the local population thinks about it.
On the other side of the pendulum, Yoko Kubota will showcase her IMPERATIVE SHIFT ~Fukushima, Tip of the Iceberg~ documentary tomorrow at the Film Festival.
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Open Water Swimming Magazine
Open Water Swimming MagazineThe Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.
WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...
The Other Shore
The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
An Almanac for Open Water SwimmingAn almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.
This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.
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In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...
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The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.