Imagine if you could for just a few moments what life would be like without our oceans. You wouldn’t be able to spend lazy summer days lounging on the beach. You couldn’t enjoy your favorite seafood dishes. You would not be able to take a cruise down to the Caribbean. But there is so many more repercussions to an ocean-less world aside the obvious.
A new documentary airing on Netflix on August 15, 2014 explores what life could be like if we continue to destroy our oceans. It’s called Blue Mission.
More than four years in the making, Mission Blue is legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle’s eye-opening wake-up call to save the ocean. Directed by Fisher Stevens (The Cove) and Robert Nixon (Gorillas in the Mist), the film follows Dr. Earle on her global quest to protect the ocean — and the extraordinary marine life that call it home — from the powerful forces of pollution, overfishing and climate change. The film also sheds light on Sylvia’s remarkable personal story and professional journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading daring undersea missions, offering insight on the sacrifices, difficulties and tough choices she faced along the way.
As a witness to oceanic and marine life change over the past 60 years, Sylvia is a steadfast warrior, leading the charge to restore the ocean to health before it’s too late. And Mission Blue is her warning call.
As Sylvia says: “No ocean; no life. No ocean; no us.”
It’s certainly a sobering thought. I know there is already a lot of irreparable damage done the the oceans and sea life.
Here is the documentary’s trailer for your enjoyment.
It looks interesting and I plan on catching it on Netflix. The documentary will also be available in select theaters on New York City and Los Angeles.
What do you think about the film? Do you think you’ll watch it? Feel free to share your thoughts.
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