A Sea Change: A new documentary about ocean acidification

Sven Huseby in a solitary moment in Norwegian waters. Photo: www.aseachange.com

Sven Huseby in a solitary moment in Norwegian waters. Photo: www.aseachange.com

Imagine a world without fish: it seems inconceivable. But top scientists warn that such a catastrophe may in fact play out in coming generations unless widespread awareness is raised to stop ocean acidification.

Co-produced by Sven Huseby, Barbara Ettinger, and Susan Cohn Rockefeller, “A Sea Change” broadens the discussion about the dramatic changes we are seeing in the chemistry of the oceans, and conveys the urgent threat those changes pose to our survival. Ocean acidification threatens over 1,000,000 species with extinction– and with them, our entire way of life.

Born in Norway, Sven Huseby’s parents owned a fish market. After World War II, his father worked in a salmon cannery in a remote native village situated on an Alaskan fjord. Moving in the 1950s to the cultural security of Seattle, Sven spoke Norwegian in his neighborhood while developing his English at school and eating fish six days a week.

The changes to our seas awaken Sven’s environmental consciousness, but also threaten his cultural identity. Revisiting the places where he grew up, he witnesses the cultural, economic, and ecological changes already underway and assesses the problems that ocean acidification might hold for future generations.

Join co-producers Sven Huseby and Barbara Ettinger, and marine conservation advocate David Rockefeller, Jr. for a special sneak peek at this important film in Seattle, Wash on March 30.  The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the screening is at 7 p.m. at the Swedish Cultural Center.

To learn more and make a reservation,
call Joanna Prasertong at (206) 443-2878 or email joanna_prasertong@pacsci.org.



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