Sonic Sea film screening

Event description: 

August 10, 2016 at 7-9 pm

Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road
Litchfield, CT, USA

For more information: or call 860-567-8801.

This event is free.


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. Learn more at

The Weeden Foundation is co-sponsoring a free August 10 screening of Sonic Sea from 7 to 9 pm with the Litchfield-based Fortunate Blessings at the Litchfield Community Center. A short panel discussion at 8 pm will follow the screening on how we can take steps to protect ocean and marine life. The panelists are:

* Paul Anderson, PhD, Research Scientist at Mystic Aquarium
* Peter Auster, PhD, Research Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences, Science Director of the Northeast Underwater Research Technology & Education Center at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, and Senior Research Scientist at Mystic Aquarium
* Sam Mackiewicz, Communications Associate at World Oceans Day and The Ocean Project
* Lisa Piastuch, Research Assistant at the National Undersea Research Center
* Paul Winter, 7-time Grammy® winner with a wide range of experience in musical traditions and natural environments of the Earth