The first-ever ‘Festival CineMar’ was held in Bogotá, Colombia, in early December 2014. The film festival showcased some of the incredible biodiversity found in the world’s oceans and highlighted the richness of Colombia’s own marine realm. The event was hosted by the Talking Oceans Foundation.
Films were screened at Maloka Museum, an interactive science centre in the capital city. Talking Oceans held two cinema nights at which 12 films were screened. Afterwards, the audience was invited to ask questions of a panel of experts that comprised a fisherman from an isolated community, two university professors, an environmental lawyer and leading Colombian marine scientists. The last event of the week was a children’s workshop about sharks.