Sonic Sea

Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfield/2016/60 min/Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION FROM DISCOVERY.COM: "Sonic Sea travels beneath the ocean's surface to uncover the damaging consequences of increased ocean noise pollution and what can be done to stop it. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actress Rachel McAdams and featuring interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists, including Grammy-Award winning musician, human rights and environmental activist Sting, Sonic Sea highlights how noise from a range of man-made sources has affected whales in recent years, including the mass stranding of whales around the planet. The film uncovers how better ship design, speed limits for large ships, quieter methods for underwater resource exploration, and exclusion zones for sonar training can work to reduce the noise in our oceans and stop the deaths of our ocean's beloved creatures, as long as society has 'the political will to solve it.'"


Thursday, March 9, 7-9 p.m. [North]
Institute of Cultural Affairs
4750 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

After the powerful film, please join us for Q&A with filmmaker Daniel Hinerfeld. Afterwards, learn from local experts about Chicago’s Coastal Zone, and the fragile ecosystem in our own backyard. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. 

Some images may be disturbing to younger viewers.

Arrive early (6 PM) and stay after to enjoy Conservation International's virtual reality short film "Valen's Reef,"
a special underwater virtual-reality tour.