Sonic Sea

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Friday, February 9, 2018 PST
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins with a mystery: the unexplained stranding and mass mortality of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000. As the mystery unfolds, the film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, and the sudden, dramatic changes human activity is inflicting on the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat — changes that threaten the ability of whales and other marine animals to prosper, to function, and ultimately, to survive. Sonic Sea features several charismatic scientists, including Ken Balcomb, the former Navy pilot and acoustics expert who proved to the world that naval sonar is killing whales, as well as the musician and environmental activist, Sting, whose moving interview connects the sonic world of marine life with our sonic world on land. The film offers solutions (and, by extension, hope) for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean’s destiny is inextricably bound with our own (IMDB.)

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 56 min

Director: Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld

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  1. Albert
    #1 Albert 17 January, 2018, 10:49

    We were disappointed audience members at Wedgewood last
    Saturday evening when we went to see THE OCCUPATION of
    the AMERICAN MIND (which was cancelled).
    Will it be shown again? Where?
    Thank you for what you do —

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    • DianeTurner
      DianeTurner 18 January, 2018, 09:03

      Regarding “OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND”: Meaningful Movies Project is very sorry about the last-minute cancellation of the screening of this film and the disappointment that created. We are in discussion with all our venues about the matter and we anticipate some of them will consider showing the film. I’ll post a comment here after I’m aware of any scheduled screenings. You’ll also see it posted on our website once it’s scheduled.

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