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September 27, 2023

Movies on the Grass to show 'A Whale of Tale' Oct. 1

Submitted by Erin Ford

Movies on the Grass is a free event for K-State and the Manhattan community. Movies on the Grass highlights the annual K-State common read and brings light to social justice issues impacting the world today. A different film will be shown each Sunday until Oct. 1. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket. 

There will be speakers at 7 p.m., and the films will start at 7:30 p.m.

On Oct. 1, come watch "A Whale of a Tale." The event will take place on Bosco Student Plaza.

According to grasshopperfilm.com, "In 2010, the sleepy fishing town of Taiji in Japan suddenly found itself in the worldwide media spotlight. 'The Cove,' a documentary denouncing the town's longstanding whale and dolphin hunting traditions, won an Academy Award and almost overnight, Taiji become the go-to destination and battleground for activists from around the world. 'A Whale of a Tale' revisits this story, but discovers a different perspective — and a different question. Can a proud 400-year-old whaling tradition survive a tsunami of modern animal-rights activism and colliding forces of globalism vs localism?"