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Culinary Cinema

Mission Blue

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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle is on a personal mission to save the ocean. Mission Blue – shot over a three year period in numerous locations around the world - traces Sylvia’s remarkable personal journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading a daring undersea mission in the Virgin Islands to her experience as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and beyond.
The film deftly weaves her unique personal history with the passion which is consuming Sylvia today: creating a national parks system for the ocean which she calls her 'Hope Spots'. Sylvia passionately believes this ambitious plan is the best way to restore the ocean's health. But as she travels to points as far reaching as the Gulf of Mexico, the Galapagos Islands, the Coral Sea, and beyond, it becomes clear just how daunting the challenges we are facing truly are.

USA 2013, 95 min


Fisher Stevens, Robert Nixon