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A film by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld

Runtime: 60 minutes

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About the film

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. 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. 


Quotes & Reviews

"Excellent" - People Magazine



Winner – Nature Documentary – Emmy News & Documentary Awards 2017

Winner – Music & Sound – Emmy News & Documentary Awards 2017

Nominee – Graphic Design & Art Direction – Emmy News & Documentary Awards 2017

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival - Environment Award

Science Media Awards - Science of Life Award

United Nations Association Film Festival - Best Documentary Award

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Jury Award

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award

Princeton Environmental Film Festival - Stan Waterman Award

Yosemite International Film Festival - Best Documentary Feature Award 

BLUE Ocean Film Festival - Best Broadcast Documentary Award

CINE Awards - Nonfiction Content / Feature – Environment and Science

GreenMe Global Festival for Sustainability - Winner

Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award - TV Documentary Short Form

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