Sonic Sea Screening at GMIT on 29th Nov at 7:30 pm

22nd Nov 2017

GMIT, in collaboration with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), will host a screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary Sonic SeaThe screening is being organised by EMBC students and will take place at GMIT, Dublin Road Campus, in Theatre 1000 at 19:30. A Q&A session will take place after the documentary.

Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of Ken Balcomb, a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas and changed the way we understand our impact on the ocean.

In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young, and defend against predators. Over the last century, however, human activity has transformed the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat, challenging the ability of whales and other marine life to prosper, and ultimately to survive. Sonic Sea offers solutions and hope for a quieter ocean and underscores that the ocean’s destiny is inextricably bound with our own.

Sonic Sea is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features the musician, human rights and environmental activist, Sting, in addition to the renowned ocean experts Dr Sylvia Earle, Dr Paul Spong, Dr Christopher Clark, and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

The film was produced by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs. Sonic Sea was directed and produced by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld, written by Mark Monroe (The Cove, Racing Extinction), and has a haunting score by the Grammy-winner, Heitor Pereira (Minions, It’s Complicated).

To see a trailer for the film and find out more, see: