Events: Film

Ocean Film Night at Art Basel

Saturday, Dec 9, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

An Evening of Film.

WHAT: An evening of short films exploring the ocean and the cutting edge research taking place, including award winning shorts Climate Under Pressure and The Art of Exploration. Followed by Q & A.

WHO: UNESCO, Nautilus Magazine and the Schmidt Ocean Institute.

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An immersive Art Basel film screening will be taking place on Saturday December 9th from 6-8pm hosted by UNESCO, Nautilus Magazine and the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), a philanthropic ocean research initiative by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendy.

The screening will take place in the planetarium at the Frost Museum of Science and will kick off with a livestream from SOI’s research vessel Falkor (too), followed by the viewing of award-winning short films that explore the ocean as well as the cutting-edge research taking place around the world, including:

  • The Black Mermaid: A modern day tale of the Black Mermaid, Zandile Ndhlovu, who is changing the perception of the ocean in her community since 2016, when she overcame her fears and fell in love with freediving.
  • Climate Under Pressure: An interactive documentary experience giving you control overthe climate stories and destinies of 6 individuals around the world.
  • The Art of Exploration: Follows a child exploring the beauty of the Adelaide hills in South Australia.

The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A led by Carlie Wiener, SOI’s director of communications. There will also be complimentary refreshments provided by Glennfiddich to enjoy during the experience.


Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blv, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

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Carlie Wiener

Two Islands

Saturday, Dec 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM - English

Koubek Center presents the world premiere of TWO ISLANDS, a musical and dance performance by Afro-Cuban artists from Miami and Aboriginal artists from Australia.

Two Islands is an international cultural exchange residency featuring Afro-Cuban artists from Miami and Aboriginal artists from Australia who will explore how these two different cultural traditions, in their ceremonies and rituals, speak to their ancestors through a musical and dance performance.

Featuring Miami-based Afro-Cuban musician and educator Michael Gil, and NT Dance Company Artistic Director and Choreographer Gary Lang from Larrakia nation, elder Banula Marika from Yolngu and singer songwriter David Spry from Marranunggu Marrathiyel.

Afro-Cuban musician and educator Michael Gil will be working with the First Nation artists along with Afro-Cuban dancer and choreographer Marisol Blanco from Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance Project and musicians Manuel Clua, René Pedroso, and Caridad Paisán, and dancer Suramy Suarez.

This collaboration will fuse rhythms and instruments to create new sounds, stories, and choreography rarely explored.

Ticket: $ 20 | Free Parking


Koubek Center
2705 SW, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

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