What's on: Film Screening: Blue

Considered one of the most significant environmental films of our time, Blue aims to mobilise action at a point of crisis for our oceans.

Sea lion drowned in net

Sea lion drowned in net
Photographer:  © Transmission Films

Event Type:
Special event
21 February 2018 to 21 February 2018
05.45 PM to 08.00 PM
Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Members $16 | Adult $20, Concession $18 (includes admission to Culture Up Late: Turning the Tide)

Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years.

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.

We can no longer treat the ocean as a limitless resource or a dumping ground.

Described as one of the most significant environmental films of our time, Blue aims to galvanise action at a moment of crisis for our oceans. Along its provocative journey into the marine realms of Australia, USA, Indonesia, the Philippines and the South Pacific, the film follows passionate advocates working for ocean preservation, defending habitats, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of critical species. Two of these Ocean Guardians, Dr Jennifer Lavers (marine eco-toxicologist and research scientist) and Lucas Handley (marine biologist, underwater photographer and free dive instructor) introduce Blue and participate in the Q&A.

Understand the critical decisions being currently made that will impact our ocean’s future and help decide the legacy we leave for generations to come.

“Every breath you take you need to thank the ocean for generating oxygen and capturing carbon…We need many things to make the world a better place. But, nothing else will matter if we fail to protect the ocean. Our fate and the ocean’s are one." – Sylvia Earle, US marine biologist, author and National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998

5:45pm for 6pm: Film screening

7:15pm: Q&A

Tickets to the screening also include free admission to Turning the Tide. This edition of Culture Up Late runs between 5pm and 9pm at the Australian Museum on the same night.



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