A Sea Change premiers on US TV Sept. 26 on Planet Green, 8 pm. It’s the first film about the EVIL TWIN of CLIMATE CHANGE, ocean acidification.
Will you help make a HUGE SPLASH and let Americans know about the threat excess carbon dioxide poses to ocean life?
If you have cable or satellite TV, please INVITE FRIENDS or FAMILY over to watch with you, discuss, and take action!
Just go to the Sea Change page on Brave New Theaters to host your own viewing party: http://aseachange.bravenewtheaters.com/
**BONUS** If you’re hosting a house party on Sept. 26 to watch Planet Green, we’ll send you a FREE DVD to say THANKS for helping get out the word out about climate change and the ocean! **BONUS**
“This film is both a love letter to the planet and an urgent plea to its citizens.”—Justin Berton, San Francisco Chronicle
“Ocean acidification is the flip side of global warming and if you have children, grandchildren or any investment in life as we know it continuing on this planet, this is a must-see film.”—Marin Maven
Imagine a world without fish. It’s a frightening possibility, and it could come true. 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 also a touching portrait of Sven’s relationship with his grandchild Elias. As Sven keeps a correspondence with the little boy, he mulls over the world that he is leaving for future generations. A disturbing and essential companion piece to An Inconvenient Truth, A Sea Change brings home the indisputable fact that our lifestyle is changing the earth, despite our rhetoric or wishful thinking.
A Sea Change is the first documentary about ocean acidification, directed by Barbara Ettinger and co-produced by Sven Huseby of Niijii Films. Chock full of scientific information, the feature-length film is also a beautiful paen to the ocean world and an intimate story of a Norwegian-American family whose heritage is bound up with the sea.