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Mission Blue (2014)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara Block Barbara Block ... Herself
James Cameron ... Himself
Michael deGruy ... Himself (as Mike deGruy)
Sylvia Earle Sylvia Earle ... Herself
Bryce Groark ... Himself
Graham Hankes Graham Hankes ... Himself
Jeremy Jackson Jeremy Jackson ... Himself
Carl Safina Carl Safina ... Himself
Fisher Stevens ... Himself
Liz Taylor Liz Taylor ... Himself
Imogen Zethoven Imogen Zethoven ... Herself
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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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USA | Bermuda | Ecuador

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English

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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The seventh Netflix original documentary. See more »

Quotes

James Cameron: It's that thing that explorers love to do which is to just get as far away from humanity as they can, in a way ironically that puts you more in touch with your own humanity.
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Features The Colbert Report: Sylvia Earle (2009) See more »

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Written by JB Dunckel and Nicolas Godin (Air)
Performed by Nicolas Godin - guitars and vocals and JB Dunckel - synthesizers, drum machine and vocals
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Could have been done much better.
10 September 2014 | by chelseapie11See all my reviews

Although I agree 100% with the fact that the world's oceans have been devastated, I was very disappointed that there was so much emotional appeal and focus on Dr. Earle's career than hard-hitting footage of the devastation of coral reefs, algae blooms, trash islands in the Pacific, etc. Time is wasted because the first part of the film doesn't even show the real evidence and facts in depth. Also, the audience is told to 'do something' to help save the ocean. Unfortunately, that 'something' is very vague. It would have been more inspiring if the audience had been shown examples of specifically what changes in lifestyle or activism could help solve the issue rather than just raise awareness.


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