Kohola Leo brings free films to Kapaa Library Friday

KAPAA ­— The nonprofit whale conservation group Kohola Leo — Hawaiian for “whale’s voice” — will host a double feature film night at Kapaa Library at 7 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening will begin with a showing of “Under The Sea,” a 40-minute IMAX movie that features vibrantly colored images of the Coral Triangle and the Great Barrier Reef. Scenes include underwater action shots of unusual fish, sea snakes, mangroves, minke whales, great white sharks, Australian sea lions, cuttlefish and sea dragons.

Next up is “Deep Sea,” another 40-minute IMAX feature about reef inhabitants. The movie portrays the interconnectedness of species, ending with the most fantastic closeup whale photography of a baby Right whale approaching the divers filming. The message is this: “Not so long ago, we knew very little about the creatures under the sea. At last we’re beginning to understand how all species are linked to each other above and below the sea, and it is becoming clear how our own destiny is linked to theirs.”

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