NHA News Release: June 8, 2016

Special Film Screening: Sonic Sea at the Whaling Museum on June 28

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to present a special screening of Sonic Sea on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 6 P.M. at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. A Q&A session with Michael Jasny, Director of the Marine Mammal Protection Project, overseen by the Natural Resources Defense Council, will immediately follow the film.

Sonic Sea is a 60-minute film about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed the way humans understand the ocean. The film features renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Sonic Sea is narrated by actress Rachel McAdams and features singer Sting.

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.

This film contains moments of graphic imagery and may not be suitable for all audiences.

“We are happy to premiere Sonic Sea on Nantucket this June,” says Marjan Shirzad, NHA Sacerdote Chair of Education and Outreach. “This cautionary tale of industrial and military ocean noise sheds light on the plight of sea mammals across the globe. We hope it will prove insightful for our patrons and lead to meaningful discussions after the film.”

Tickets for this special lecture are $10 per person. Advance registration is recommended at www.nha.org/tickets. Doors open at 5:30 P.M., with the film beginning promptly at 6 P.M.

For more information, visit www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894.

Event Information:
Sonic Sea Film Screening and Q&A
with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Michael Jasny
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street