- Published: 24 October 2017
The CineMar 2017 cycle of cinema took place in the Whale Museum’s garden, which was held weekly, between 18 August and 09 September. Taking into account the museum’s mission, some movies related to its subject areas were chosen and presented, which addressed the sea, whaling, protection/conservation of species and also biodiversity.
CineMar 2017 began on August 18 at 9 pm with John Huston’s 1956 movie "Moby Dick". This movie was based on Herman Melvill’s work which immortalizes the history of whaling. The choice of this first movie is due to its connection with Madeira Island. The real whaling images were shot off the Island with the support of Madeira whalers and EBM, whose acknowledgment is made at the beginning of the movie.
The second movie "Free Willy", screened on 25 August, warns us about the need to respect and protect species and also the animal captivity issues.
The third movie "Finding Nemo", screened on 02 September, approaches the marine biodiversity and raises awareness of the impact of human activities on the habitat of these animals.
Finally, on September 9th, the movie "In the Heart of the Sea" was presented. It is also based on the book "Moby Dick" and displays another version of the whaling activity.
This free-of-charge initiative was designed for different age groups of the general public. Its purpose was to provide different summer evenings in the museum's natural amphitheater, conveniently located over the bay, as well as contributing to the cultural dynamization of the civil parish of Caniçal and the municipality of Machico.