FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION: SONIC SEA

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WhiteBox presents 

SONIC SEA (60′)

FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 | SCREENING 7PM – PANEL TO FOLLOW

 

SONIC SEA, directed by Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

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 US Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean. The film is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features Sting, in addition to the renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Sonic Sea was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs.

Following the screenings, the panel will be moderated by Joel Chadabe, president and founder of Ear to the Earth, adjunct faculty at NYU, author, and composer whose works have been featured at the Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Inventionen (Berlin), and other venues and festivals as a complement to his environmental concerns.

 

Hon. Steven S. Honigman
Former General Counsel of the Navy
The Honorable Steven S. Honigman served as the General Counsel of the Navy and received the Navy Department’s Distinguished Public Service Award. He is committed to supporting naval operations while protecting environmental resources. He is currently an attorney is private practice in New York City.

 

William J. Parker, III, Ph.D.
Former Commodore, United States Navy
William J. Parker is a retired senior naval officer with multiple combat tours who commanded three ships and served as Chief of Staff for United States Naval Forces. He is currently COO of the East West Institute.

 

Francine Kershaw, Ph.D.
Marine Mammals Science Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council
As a member of the NRDC’s Marine Mammal Protection Project, Dr. Kershaw identifies areas of the ocean that are crucial for marine mammals and then assesses how vulnerable those areas are to human impacts. She combines information on marine mammal behavior, genetics, and oceanography using geospatial tools to advocate for and improve marine mammal protections.

 

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