A brand new ocean documentary is about to hit cinemas and you’re going to want to see it.
BLUE is an Australian documentary which takes you on a journey into the world’s oceans alongside a group of passionate advocates for ocean conservation.
Director Karina Holden has created a film which shares the incredible underwater wonders of our oceans to help us appreciate just what’s at stake if we don’t take action.
"Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. And by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean."
Images courtesy of Transmission Films
A note from the director
“I chose to tell the ocean’s story through every-day people who aren’t elebrities or recognized scientists – those who aren’t resourced with million dollar yachts or cutting edge technology. But those who are every day people, whose commonality is they are passionate about saving the ocean and they are doing something about it. In them, we see the people we strive to be. They represent the best part of ourselves and remind us to live as that better person is entirely achievable. Rather than finish the film with our heroes overcoming the odds and solving the issues before us – the focus shifts back to the audience. How will you react to what you have just seen? What changes can you make? What will you do now? The ocean is our planet’s life pulse. It’s not a luxury – a place to swim and look at pretty fish and swoon. Without a healthy ocean, life on Earth will fundamentally change. Our species moves closer to catastrophe every year while we add to the burden of climate change, destroy habitats and plunder the life in our seas. And while it is a difficult fate to contemplate there is no time more urgent than the present to look to our future and protect the natural systems that sustain us.
– Karina Holden
Where to see it
The Dendy Newtown will host a Sydney preview screening on the 24th of September at 7pm, with Q&A following the film with writer and director Karina Holden, and Ocean Guardian special guests Lucas Handley and Valerie Taylor. Tickets on sale here.
Kira Simpson is an environmentalist and sustainability educator. She started The Green Hub in 2015 and has since grown to become one of Australia’s largest education platforms dedicated to helping people live a more sustainable life, talking about the big environmental issues like climate change, plastic pollution, and fast fashion – showing people how they can have an impact through their own small daily actions and how to be part of the bigger environmental movement.