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Meaningful Movies Tacoma Screens “Sonic Sea”
August 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meaningful Movies Tacoma Screens “Sonic Sea” DATE: Friday, August 19, 2016 TIME: 7:00pm to 9:00pm PLACE: 206 N. “J” St. 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. Facilitated discussion will follow the film with presentations by local organizations. Thank you to our sponsors: UWTacoma’s Center for the Study of Community and Society Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Spark Grants RAD Team Tacoma…sparking bipartisan conversations Marlene’s Market and Deli Citizens For A Healthy Bay Diane Tilstra Cell: 206-948-8309 Email: email@example.com Meaningful Movies Tacoma www.meaningfulmovies.org