Blue, a new documentary by Northern Pictures, is the story of our planet’s oceans – a story “our generation needs to hear,” the movie’s website states. Focusing on the industrialization happening in the oceans over the last century, the documentary does not spare the truth in the many fields that now more than ever need to receive publicity – like industrial-scale fishing, habitat destruction, species extinction, and pollution.
Although it may seem like they are too grand to ever be threatened, the oceans are now bearing the results of the irresponsible working of industries, from fishing to mass plastic production. In the last 40 years alone, half of all marine life has been lost – and, if nothing changes, scientists estimate that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by the year 2050. The very nature of the oceans and their wildlife is changing before our eyes – and not at all for the better.
“A provocative journey into the ocean realm,” the movie is making its foray into the deep blue exactly at a time when the oceans and their wildlife are facing a critical moment – all due to human activity – and it cannot remain concealed from anyone.
Blue will screen in Australian cinemas from October 12, 2017, and we hope it comes out worldwide soon. Click here to find a list of screenings.