Blessed Are The Seekers

3 films in this block • 66 minutes

The Films

A.A. Parker: One Ship, Twice Sunk

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 12 min
  • Director Corey Adkins

Filmmaker in Attendance, Family Friendly, Subject in Attendance

Who would have thought a ship could sink twice? That’s exactly what happened to the wooden steamer A.A. Parker, but on September 19th, 1903, Lake Superior would finally claim the vessel, miraculously no one lost their life. Join us for this mini-documentary and learn how the crew of the Parker was saved in a brave rescue mission. Then, almost 100-years later after it sank, it was discovered by the GLSHS and how they were surprised the way it’s sitting on the bottom of Superior. We also pay an emotional tribute to a diver who loved exploring the bottom of our Great Lakes.

Tales of Jan Mayen

  • Year 2022
  • Country UK
  • Runtime 31 min
  • Director Hugo Pettit

Michigan Premiere, Family Friendly, First Time Filmmaker

A team sails to the remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen to recreate the 1921 British expedition to summit the world’s northernmost volcano, Mount Beerenberg. They conduct marine science, alongside discovering how climate change is affecting the volcano’s glaciers today.

Waterfall Hunters

  • Year 2023
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 23 min
  • Director Lindsey Hagen

Filmmaker in Attendance, Staff Pick

If you don’t know something exists, how do you give it a voice? Waterfall Hunters follows three Costa Ricans -Javier, Jimmy and Miguel- as they seek to find, document, and inspire others to preserve invaluable ecosystems and habitats in the Costa Rican jungle. A beautiful journey into rarely-seen territory, teeming with life but under imminent threat of destruction. The stakes couldn’t be higher, as the men abseil, climb and hike into the heart of the jungle.