By Daniel de la Calle After Puerto Montt, the second half of the series of screenings in Chile unfolded at universities in Santiago and Valparaíso. Although they shared the name, “Universidad Católica”, there was no connection between the two. We were in Santiago thanks to an invitation by Professor José M. Farina, showing the film […]
By Daniel de la Calle I had not heard about Ocean Acidification until I began working for Niijii Films on A Sea Change. The research, the people we talked to, experts we interviewed, places we saw have affected me deeply. If I had to describe it in a nutshell I would highlight two aspects: I […]
We’ve just received word from Netflix that A Sea Change is officially a ‘saved’ film in their terminology. This means that they’re waiting to see how many people put it in their queue before they decide if they’ll carry it. With over 50 film festivals worldwide, a national broadcast on Planet Green and hundreds of […]
On Earth Day this week, Barbara and Sven were announced as 2010 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Environmental Heroes for their tireless work to bring attention to ocean acidification through A Sea Change. To see the official announcement, click here.
A 20-minute, work-in-progress cut from A Sea Change will screen in early July in the Educational Center at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Though the symposium is for scientists, the Educational Center is open to the public, so we’re hoping to get some feedback we can keep in mind as […]
Before production, Barbara Ettinger,Sven Husby, and Ben Kalina talk about how to go about green filmmaking.From the paper in the printer to lights on the set: we can’t takeanything for granted any more. Especially not if we’re going to make afilm about the consequences of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. As we got started […]
We’re certainly not the only entity called "A Sea Change." It’s an evocative, enduring phrase, used variously by a brand-new grantmaking entity, an album by Beck, a search firm for ophthalmologists, a photo essay in Mother Jones, and a book about migration in Australia, to name just a few. The phrase comes to us courtesy […]
We were delighted to be invited to participate in a web conference for marine educators on Monday. Sven was our intrepid pioneer into virtuality. The event was put together by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, as a lead-up to the Fishers Forum in Honolulu. Moving forward, we’re eager to create more opportunities for […]
The problem of ocean acidification is global. That’s why we want to spark awareness of the issue with a series of international events on World Ocean Day 2009, June 8. As an anchor event we invite you to screen A Sea Change. Maybe you’d like to use the opportunity to raise awareness around your own […]
Great news: we’re building up momentum and A Sea Change isn’t out yet. We knew the public would care about ocean acidification once they knew about it. We’re being proved right. But that means we could use some help, especially with outreach. And what the heck is outreach? Just letting our core audience know about […]
We were delighted earlier this week by an invitation to screen the trailer for A Sea Change in Barcelona next month. The occasion is the World Conservation Congress, a four-yearly gathering sponsored by IUCN. They expect thousands of attendees from civil society, academia, and governments around the world. The structure is a four-day Forum, with […]
Look for the world premiere in early 2009. Meanwhile, watch the trailer here. Or if you have trouble viewing it, please visit our YouTube channel. Editor Toby Shimin iscutting away in upstate New York. We’ve nearly got a fine cut. The story has emerged and we”ve found the balance we were looking for between the […]
Plans are finalizing to screen an excerpt of A Sea Change at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting this December. We’ll be part of a panel including Vicki Fabry, who first documented the effects of acidic seawater on pteropods. The AGU expects at least 15,000 geophysicists from around the world to attend. Awesome. The meeting’s […]
ASC has just joined the Waterfront Alliance in New York. We’ll betabling at the 2008 Waterfront Conference on Nov. 13 with posters &flyers, showing the trailer to anyone who’s interested. "From thepaddlers of the Sebago Canoe Club on Jamaica Bay to the InternationalShippers of the New York Shipping Association, over 300 organizationsdedicated to a healthy, […]
We’ve just been invited to screen A Sea Change in a session at the Seafood Summit. Following will be a panel discussion, including Brad Warren of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership and scientist Vicki Fabry (queen of the pteropods). We’re thrilled. This is exactly the sort of opportunity we hoped for: to present the film to its […]
"Immense and profound." Ned Sullivan, PresidentScenic HudsonScenic Hudson is a non-profit organization which protects and restores the Hudson River.
"A Sea Change [the documentary] could not be more timely. I believe acidification of our oceans is actually a greater threat to our survival than is temperature or sea level rise, the conventional "global warming" threats. Acidification is confusing and difficult to even imagine for most people–we need your film. To imagine a world without […]
"A Sea Change offers a searching, emotionally powerful look at ocean acidification. This problem is sometimes called the "evil twin" of climate change, and many of us regard it as an existential threat to the future of fishing. The story is full of heart, scientifically accurate, and lyrical. It also offers good reason for hope, […]
"[A Sea Change] follows ex-history teacher, activist and grandfather Sven Huseby as he travels to visit various scientists to learn more about the impacts of ocean acidification and tries to find ways to explain the problem to his 5-year-old grandson, Elias. I completely fell in love with Sven and the extraordinarily bright Elias. The people […]
Using A Sea Change to raise awareness about ocean acidification, COP-15, World Ocean Day, or your kitchen sink
We're definitely wanting to make this site more useful to visitors. In the not-too distant future we'll be adding more functionality. Like an interactive map so you can locate a nearby screening (will you be in Australia for World Ocean Day? We might.) And something like a "Get Busy" tab so you can take immediate […]
Ann Hornaday reviews A Sea Change in today's issue of The Washington Post (March 12). An excerpt: "The story of a retired educator who becomes interested in, and finally consumed by, the declining state of the world's oceans, the film [A Sea Change] brings a crucial and little-known issue to the attention of filmgoers. The […]
Erica Gies reviewed A Sea Change March 6. Here's a brief excerpt (read the whole review here): "Ocean acidification is such a scary problem that many people would rather not think about it — kind of like climate change. But “A Sea Change” goes a long way toward making this uncomfortable topic oh-so-human." In case […]
This post would belong in the shameless self-promotion category, except that Wendy Rieger wrote the bulk of it; we're just quoting. Anchor of NBC4 in DC, and originator of the "Going Green" strand, she produced a lovely story on A Sea Change. Wendy decided the next day to attend our DC premiere in person, and […]
Anchor Wendy Rieger produced a story on A Sea Change last week, leading up to our premiere Saturday in the DC Environmental Film Festival. Below is an excerpt. Wendy reports on environmental issues regularly in her series “Going Green” on NBC 4 in Washington.
A Sea Change had its own session at the AGU Fall Meeting on Dec. 16. We screened an excerpt of the fine cut, with Q&A following. Here science journalist Christina Reed introduces the film.