Sierra and Ready for 100 are partnering with the local USGBC on Green Movies That Matter
Join us for the Green Movies That Matter Series with a special screening of Sonic Sea. The series is brought to you by U.S. Green Building Council Florida Myakka River Branch, Transition Sarasota, City of Sarasota Ready for 100% Clean Renewable Energy for All, and Solutions to Avoid Red Tide.
TIME & LOCATION
Friday, July 27, 2018
6-7 PM Social/Food
7-9 PM Movie/Discussion
Unitarian Universalist Church
3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34232
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.