Sunday, November 23, 2008
On Friday the 21st of November, the premiere of the film "Salva Tres Palmas" (Saving Tres Palmas) was shown to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the World Surfing Championship in Rincon. Surfrider organizers were hoping to get at least 200 persons, but over 300 showed up. There was standing room only.
This is a wonderful film and documents a community's effort to save an Elkhorn coral reef Forrest, threatened by trash and irresponsible construction. This film serves as a model for any community fighting to preserve their environment.
As a treat, the band scoring the film also performed. "Mijo de la Palma" is a fusion of traditional Puerto Rico rhythms, flamenco and blues. As of this posting I still can't find where I can get a copy of the video and a cd from the band.
Visit Tres Palmas Coral Project Blog. Volunteers are always needed.
María José Calderón-Director (right)
Anita Quintana, director of Art, Tourism and Culture of Rincon and her volunteers.
Mijo de La Palma- the music was great!
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.
For more information: www.surfrider.org or visit the local chaper website:
Rincon PR Surfrider
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