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Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world.
Sonic Sea is a powerful, visually stunning 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.


  • People Magazine
    Lorina Lana
  • The Conversation
    "...brings together beautiful cinematography and audio effects that draw viewers into this ethereal underwater world."
    Gary Truong and Tracey Rogers
  • The Cornell Daily Sun
    "Sonic Sea can definitely captivate and move an audience in a beautiful way"
    Viridiana Garcia

Festival Participation

  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
  • Princeton Environmental Film Festival
  • Provincetown Film Festival
  • American Conservation Film Festival

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