It’s a frightening premise, and it’s happening right now. A Sea Change follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. After reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea,” Sven becomes obsessed with the rising acidity of the oceans and what this “sea change” bodes for mankind. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington, and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of. Speaking with oceanographers, marine biologists, climatologists, and artists, Sven discovers that global warming is only half the story of the environmental catastrophe that awaits us. Excess carbon dioxide is dissolving in our oceans, changing sea water chemistry. The more acidic water makes it difficult for tiny creatures at the bottom of the food web to form their shells. The effects could work their way up to the fish 1 billion people depend upon for their source of protein. A Sea Change is the first documentary about ocean acidification, directed by Barbara Ettinger and co-produced by Sven Huseby of Niijii Films.
Lucky for me, the film is making the rounds to San Francisco and although I have to check my schedule, I do believe there’s a slot available to make one of the showings. I encourage you to mark your calendars and attend a screening as well…perhaps we’ll even have a chance to meet in person, have an ocean conversation, and enjoy this award winning documentary with other ocean conservationists.
A Sea Change: Imagine the World without Fish
Wednesday, January 26th 2011 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 29th 2011 2:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Theatre, Lower Level
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Best Green Film, Kosovo International Documentary Film Festival; Grand Prize, Feature Documentary, FICA International Environmental Film Festival; Dumosa Award for Best Coastal Film, Cottonwood Environmental Film Festival; Best Nordic Country Film, Polar Film Festival; Aloha Accolade Award, Honolulu International Film Festival
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