The world premiere of an invigorating Australian documentary: a beautifully crafted wake up call to the state of the earth's oceans, dedicated to creating awareness and change.

As marine biologist and activist Lucas Handley explains, our oceans are in trouble and it's time we stopped thinking of them as both a place of limitless resources and a dumping ground. His call for action is echoed by passionate advocates for marine preservation, such as shark activist Madison Stewart, FNQ ranger Philip Mango, seabird specialist Dr Jennifer Lavers, sustainability promoter Tim Silverwood, Greenpeace SE Asia's Mark Dia and long-time campaigner Valerie Taylor. Filmed over two years in Indonesia, the Philippines, Hawaii and Australia, this cinematic, galvanizing documentary comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come.

Festival guest: Karina Holden

Monday 12 June screening at The Ritz Cinema:
Join us for a discussion about Blue and the issues raised in this powerful feature doc. On stage will be Shark Girl Madison Stewart, Take 3’s Tim Silverwood, seabird scientist Jennifer Lavers and the film’s director Karina Holden. Each #oceanguardian will talk about how they became involved in marine conservation and their individual efforts to raise awareness. The discussion will revolve around how we can all take action in our daily lives to safeguard the future of the ocean.


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This film is nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary:


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Karina Holden


70 mins




Karina Holden

Karina Holden, Sarah Beard, Sue Clother

Jody Muston, Jon Shaw

Vanessa Milton

Environmental, Documentary Australia Foundation Award, Politics & Economics, Special Presentations, Animals & Creatures, World Premieres

Distributor: Transmission Films