PUBLISHED20 Mar 2019

Blue

ENVIRONMENT

This provocative journey into the ocean realm highlights a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Synopsis

Over the last three decades, coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef has halved. More than a third of fish stocks in our waters are now over-exploited or have status “unknown”. And this year alone, 50 million plastic bags will enter the litter stream from Australia, making our country the second largest waste producer, per capita.

Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, Blue is a provocative mix of scientific essay, investigative journalism and arresting imagery. Tackling themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution, Blue takes us into the ocean realm where we witness ocean change first hand. And as we learn of the ecological crimes occurring worldwide, we also uncover the shocking truths happening on our own Australian shorelines.

Blue comes at a time when we are making critical decisions, which will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come. Australia has the opportunity to be seen as a marine conservation leader. We have the greatest tropical reefs and potentially the biggest network of marine sanctuaries on the Planet. 90% of the creatures here occur nowhere else in the world. But can we step up to the plate and save our oceans?

Director Karina Holden
Producers Karina Holden, Sarah Beard
Year 2017
Duration 70-minute
Rating M

 

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Education Overview

Blue’s education partners at Cool Australia have created over 60 free-to-access teaching resources, from early learning to Year 10. These teaching resources include:

• General Blue education guides for pre-K, Years 1 &2, Years 3&4 and Years 5&6.

• English subject area Blue education guides for Years 7&8 and Years 9&10.

• Geography subject area Blue education guide for Year 7.

• Science subject area Blue education guides for Years 7&8 and Years 9&10.

• Mathematics subject area Blue education guides for Years 7-10.

Each activity guide includes never-before-seen videos from the film, step-by-step instructions, student worksheets, factsheets and hands-on activities.

Educational Resources

Year Level Years pre-K-10
Subjects English, Geography, Science, Mathematics, General
Topics Environment, Oceans, Marine life, Animals, Conservation, Water cycles, Food chains, Plastic reduction, Social change

All Blue teaching resources can be found here