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Mission Blue (2014)

Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.
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Legendary oceanographer and TED prize winner Dr. Sylvia Earle is on a mission to save our oceans. Mission Blue is part action-adventure, part expose of an Eco-disaster. More than 100 scientists, philanthropists and activists gather in the Galapagos Islands to help fulfill Dr. Earle's lifelong wish: build a global network of marine protected areas, like underwater national parks, to protect the natural systems that keep humans alive. As the expedition ends, the Deep water Horizon oil well explodes. With oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, Sylvia and an environmental dream team race around the world trying to defend her 'Hope Spots'. Written by Anonymous

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A world without the ocean, is a world without us.

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Carl Safina: The sad fact of it is that the Ocean could be empty and still look the same. It's a very hard thing to convey what's happening, how it will affect you personally. And so as the Ocean is being emptied, and as the Ocean is dying, the surface looks the same, the waves look the same.
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Mission Blue is Silent Spring for Oceans
22 March 2014 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Mission Blue is the "Silent Spring" for oceans -- a wake up call to the world to act now before it's too late. It's also an extraordinary story of how one individual -- Sylvia Earle -- can build a movement of hope. This wonderful film should be main-streamed into classrooms, board rooms and state houses so that the the national park idea can be brought to our oceans. One leaves the film wanting to join the movement to create hope spots -- and learn more about what are the institutional levers that must be pulled to make those marine protected areas a reality. Perhaps the most powerful part of the film was the narrative on Earle herself, whose passion since childhood for seaweed and all things blue transformed her into an unstoppable force for good. Imagine the generations of young people who could be inspired by her example. Nixon is a creative genius and Earle a remarkable protagonist.


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