‘A Sea Change’ Brings in a Tide of Change

“Pteropods dance to a musical composition of perfect balance. Their translucent wings flutter delicately deep within our oceans. With each movement they beckon us to discover more of their world, a world that is in danger because their existence is threatened.  And what are pteropods you ask? They are tiny organisms at the bottom of the food chain.  They grow delicate shells for protection. Before watching A Sea Change I never knew of their existence.  It made me realize that our oceans are a vast territory of undiscovered treasures yet to feel connected to.  We have all heard of the dangers of Carbon Dioxide emissions poisoning our atmosphere. But have you heard of what Carbon Dioxide is doing to our oceans? Ocean Acidification. It is this acidification that is dissolving the shells of the pteropods, threatening the entire food chain. . . .

A Sea Change tells the story of Ocean Acidification in a manner that is easily understood and easy to connect to. My children and I watched A Sea Change together. Elias and Sven’s comforting presence on the screen guided us through this dark subject. Sven writes letters to Elias, sharing with him in his loving and gentle manner what he has learned from scientists. It is through these letters that connected us to the ocean and made ocean acidification real for us.

But the most important piece of the documentary for me was the hope it gave. Sven Huseby and Barbara Ettinger not only presented the problems of ocean acidification, but more importantly they explored the solutions to it. A Sea Change inspires us to change so that we may become a sea of change for the world’s oceans.”
Laura Ballou, DC Examiner

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