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Green Movies That Matter: Sonic Sea Screening (Sarasota Branch)

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Starts On - July 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ends On - July 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
3975 Fruitville Road
Sarasota , FL 34232

Join us for a special screening of Sonic Sea. This gorgeous 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.

Two other reasons to attend this screening:

  • Yummy food — You get awesome food with your attendance
  • Meet like-minded people and experts in your community

The 2018 Green Movies That Matters Series is brought to you by USGBC Florida Myakka River Branch, Transition Sarasota, City of Sarasota Ready for 100% Clean Renewable Energy for All, and Solutions to Avoid Red Tide.

The series is screening eight movies for a total of nine screenings — seven screenings at the Unitarian Universalist Church and two screenings at the Mote Marine Laboratory Theater (May 8 and Sept. 13).

Below are descriptions of each film and a link to their trailers. Join us in fostering dialogue and awareness about sustainability issues through the power of film every fourth Friday between now and October and a couple of mid-week screenings!

Huge thank you to our Needle Moving Series Sponsors: Albert Wooster & Co., Brilliant Harvest, Carlson Studio Architecture, MGB Built, Mirabella and Willis Smith Construction