Directors: Michelle Dougherty, Daniel Hinerfeld
Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins with a mystery: the unexplained stranding and mass mortality of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000. As the mystery unfolds, the film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, and the sudden, dramatic changes human activity is inflicting on the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat — changes that threaten the ability of whales and other marine animals to prosper, to function, and ultimately, to survive
Director: Katie Schuler
Journey of a single pangolin, from the moment it is taken from the wild to its final destination in China. Filmed on location across three countries with the help of reformed poachers and wildlife enforcement officers, the film acts as a surrogate for an estimated hundred thousand pangolins that are poached and smuggled annually in SE Asia and Africa. Pangolin offers audiences the opportunity to experience the life, death and afterlife of one of the most illeally trafficked and endangered mammals on the planet.
Monarchs: The Milkweed Mission
Director: Turk Pipkin
The latest conservation film from director Turk Pipkin and The Nobelity Project, The Milkweed Mission tracks the amazing year-long path of North America’s main Monarch butterfly migration, documenting threats from logging and community conservation challenges in the winter reserves in Michoacán, Mexico to loss of essential pollinators and milkweeds due to droughts, climate change and chemical agriculture across the U.S. and into the northern migration range in Canada.
This event is sponsored by the Athena Cinema and Alden Library.
Showtimes: ONE NIGHT ONLY: Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00PM. Free admission!