Director Karina Holden does a good job bringing the documentary back to a positive note, not just with nice-looking shots, but by showing audiences that hope is not lost. There are already positive signs, as small moves have been made to ensure our marine life is able to flourish. It’s an effective way to get audiences on board and actively help make changes because they realise they’re not supporting a cause that has no hope.Read More
“There’s one line from the documentary that stuck out vividly. In the backdrop of a shot of a school of fish swimming in the ocean, the narrator says, “this is an illusion of abundance”. I learnt that it’s not just fish that have given us the “illusion of abundance”, however. The irresponsible consumption of finite resources that we consume: fossil fuels, meat and trees are all giving us the “illusion of abundance”.
I think my biggest takeaway from the documentary is that the lives of the privileged are impacting the most vulnerable, not just within human society but also within the animal kingdom.”Read More
La industrialización ha vertido todo su progreso en nuestros océanos, acabando con la mitad de la vida marina en tan solo los últimos 40 años. ¿Dónde quedaron las aguas cristalinas en las que se podía bucear junto a toda clase de seres? La actividad humana del último siglo ha conseguido que los océanos ya no sean lo que eran y, por eso, es imprescindible que dejemos atrás esa falsa creencia de que son una fuente de recursos ilimitados. Tampoco un vertedero inmune a lo que ocurre en la tierra. La simbiosis entre agua y humanidad se ha roto. Los científicos son tajantes: para el año 2050 habrá más plásticos que peces en el mar. Aunque hay esperanzas. ¿Cómo podemos volver a ser uno con el entorno marino?Read More
A shocking picture shows a dead turtle still wrapped in the plastic that killed it. The body of the green sea turtle has completely decomposed – but the plastic netting remains in tact months later. The picture of the turtle is taken from the upcoming environmental film Blue, which will be shown at the Ocean Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour.Read More
The body of the green sea turtle has completely decomposed but the plastic netting believed to have killed it remains intact around its empty shell months later, a recently released photograph shows.
The image was taken by a film crew making an ocean documentary while shooting on location at the Cape York Peninsular in Australia.Read More
I definitely had an idyllic childhood growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. I lived on a waterfront at Paradise Avenue in a suburb called Avalon, which just about says it all. It was a simple life spent in swimming togs, barefoot with a salt-encrusted ponytail. Each day my mother would drive my sisters and I down to the beach in the red mini-moke for our fill of sunburn, sand and blue bottle stings which cultivated my visceral relationship with the sea.Read More
Karina is the producer genius that has sat behind some of my favourite shows and films over the years, from hard-hitting pieces like ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’ – a show that quite literally had the entire of Australia talking and reflecting on how we treat so-called ‘boat people’ as was the rhetoric at the time, to hilarious shows like Luke Warm Sex which shone a light on how we approach learning about intimacy.Read More
"Other noteworthy local productions were the documentaries Mountain, Jen Peedom’s lyrical hymn to some of the world’s most majestic panoramas, and Blue, Karina Holden’s heartfelt and heartbreaking environmental call to arms."Read More
THE ocean may seem deep and vast - even limitless - but it's not immune from our influence.
A new documentary aims to raise awareness about the dire state of affairs just off our shores before it's too late.Read More
BLUE THE FILM is an outstanding documentary made by a passionate group of advocates for the health and well being of our Oceans.Read More