Sonic Sea

Sonic Sea

Environmental Section

Sonic Sea

(USA, 2016, 56 min.)

Directed and Produced by:  Michelle Dougherty, Daniel Hinerfeld

Narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting

Throughout the ocean, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, and defend against predators. A century ago the seas were silent, but now humans fill them with an unbearable cacophony – the sonic “bombs” of oil prospectors, the whirr of freight ships, the shrieks of military sonar – driving whales to disorientation and death. Sonic Sea, narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting, tells the story of Ken Balcomb, a former Navy officer who solved the tragic mystery of a mass stranding, and the global network of scientists working to limit our deadly clamor.

Village Cinema #2 – Northstar California – Friday, December 2 – 5:30pm