About the Film
Narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting, 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 a former U.S. naval officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed the way we understand our impact on the ocean.
UN Sustainable Development Goal #14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
Length: 60 min
Country: United States
Cast & Credits
Director: Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld
Producer: National Resource Defence Council
Locations & Showtimes
Sunday November 20| 7:15PM
River Park Auditorium
Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.
PAUL SPONG | CO-DIRECTOR of ORCALAB
Paul Spong is co-director of OrcaLab, a land based whale research station on Hanson Island in British Columbia (www.orcalab.org) and president of the non-profit Pacific Orca Society. He acquired a Ph.D. in physiological psychology from U.C.L.A. in 1966. Paul began studying dolphins and orcas in 1967, initially in captivity, then in the wild. His insights soon led to his involvement with Greenpeace in the save-the-whales movement during the 1970s, which culminated in the moratorium on commercial whaling agreed to by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1982. For years his work has focused on the long-term life history of the 'northern resident community' of British Columbia orcas, the protection of orca habitat, and cetacean welfare issues such as commercial whaling and captivity.