Oceanic Global’s Hamptons Hub presented a screening of the film “Oyster,” a documentary sharing a story of oyster farmers, coastal communities, and climate change by director Kim Beamish. The movie was shown at UA East Hampton Cinema on Thursday, January 23.
Following the film was a reception across the street at Lululemon’s upstairs space. Over 200 oysters were served from a variety of local shellfish growers including Hamptons Oyster Co., Founders Oyster Farm, Peconic Gold Oysters, Peconic Pearls, Great Gun Shellfish, and Montauk Shellfish Company. Cocktails by Montaukila were also served.
A panel discussed local oyster farming. Panelists included Bell and Anchor chef Sam McCleland, Steven Schnee of Founders Oyster Farm, environmental advocate with Concerned Citizens of Montauk Kate Rossi-Snook, Karen Rivara of Peconic Pearls, and Matt Ketcham of Peconic Gold Oysters. The lively panel, which fielded many questions from an intrigued audience, was moderated by Elise Gilchrist from Dock-to-Dish.
Oceanic Global’s mission is to empower behavior that protects our ocean’s health, and to raise awareness of the effects of human consumption on our aquatic ecosystems. To learn more, visit www.oceanic.global.