Filmmaker Thorsten Boehnke and marine ecologist Laura Winter are showing their newest film, "The Wild Windwards." They will give a short introduction before the film and answer questions and share pictures and stories after the film.
The Caribbean – white sand, crystal-clear blue waters and palm trees. But it isn't always relaxation and sunshine. In the past two years, Laura Winter and Thorsten Boehnke experienced another side of this popular getaway: they sailed between Trinidad and Dominica on their “new” 1984-built boat, pointing their bow into winds of up to 50 knots. When they weren't testing the boat, they met the wild inhabitants of the Windward Islands. They got up close and personal with nesting leatherback turtles, learned about research and protection of sperm whales, and paddled up the Indian River to see hummingbirds.