OCEAN: Sonic Sea (short films: Being Hear, Brilliant Darkness)

SONIC SEA (feature film)
Sound is essential to the survival and flourishing of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic Sea explores the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine species. The film begins with the mysterious stranding and mass deaths of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000. As the story unfolds, the critical role of sound and the dramatic changes that human activity is inflicting on the ocean's delicate acoustic environment is revealed.

Sonic Sea features Ken Balcomb, the former Navy officer and acoustics expert who proved to the world that naval sonar is killing whales, as well as musician and environmental activist Sting, whose moving interview connects the sonic world of marine life with our sonic world on land. The film offers solutions for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean's destiny is inextricably bound with our own.

BEING HEAR (short film)
Gordon Hempton, an Emmy-Award winning, nature sound recordist and acoustic ecologist, works to protect the few remaining quiet places on Earth from noise pollution. Being Hear highlights his quest to preserve silence and the importance of listening to the world around us.

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night explores the importance of darkness, and the erosion of it, through the study and preservation of firefly habitats in Japan and the United States. Fireflies disappear as artificial night lights disrupt their 'languages of light'. The film features artists and scientists on different continents working to understand firefly flash patterns, and how to live among wildlife in urban settings.

Panel Discussion:
James Fischer, Zoological Lighting Institute, Executive Producer
Vanessa Pirotta, Macquarie University, Australia
Jonn Lu, Shark Savers
Moderator - Stephen Beng, Nature Society Singapore

30 seats will be kept available for walk-in guests on the day of the screening, so come early if you can't get tickets online!

* Entry to the ArtScience Museum is free for the Singapore Eco Film Festival screenings and workshops. To visit the exhibitions, you can buy tickets at the ArtScience Museum ticket counter.
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Fri Sep 1, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM SGT
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