Sponsorship of a Showing of Sonic Sea in Bolivia
on June 27, 2017 and in Leland on July 8, 2017
BEAT sponsored two showings of the multi-award winning and very moving film, Sonic Sea. The first was at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia and the second at the library in Leland. The film describes itself this way:
"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 about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution."
See a two-minute trailer of the film – sonicsea.org/film#block-views-videos-trailer
Approximately 130 people from Brunswick County and Horry County attended the showing at Brunswick Community College. Neil Gilbert gave a wonderful introduction to BEAT, and Randy Sturgill from Oceana described some of the major harms created by seismic testing (blasting) and ocean drilling. Special foods and Gen-X-free water were offered (thanks to Jan Harris) and enjoyed by those attending. Sandy Ford led the showing in Leland where 30 additional individuals saw the impactful film.