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A Blue Hope

Seaweed has the power to rewild our oceans, achieve carbon 'drawdown' to reverse climate change and feed the world.

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Impact areas

ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH & WELLBEING

INDIGENOUS

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Khory Hancock

  • PRODUCER The Hype Project - Andre Borell

Synopsis

DURATION: 70 MINUTES

A BLUE HOPE is a documentary film that explores the ocean’s vast potential to;

* Store large amounts of carbon using seaweed;
* Reduce methane emissions in livestock through CSIRO's seaweed feed (FutureFeed);
* Feed the world’s growing population in a rapidly changing climate using regenerative marine permaculture
methods;
* Help protect the worlds largest coral reef, Australia’s very own ‘Great Barrier Reef’ using seaweed to reduce climate change impacts;
* Reverse the impacts of climate change through carbon 'drawdown'; and
* Explore the mindset shift required to make it all possible.

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0.13% funded
  • $300,000.00

    FUNDING GOAL
  • $375.00

    FUNDS RAISED
  • December 2021

    PROJECT ENDS
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Tilly Millican $50.00
Glenn Groves $100.00
Cherie Sammut $50.00
Ingrid Costello $50.00
Louisa Nicolson $50.00
Isaac Kimura $50.00
Marie-Louise Beintmann $25.00

Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

Carbon is often portrayed in a negative way in media and industry as carbon emissions are the main cause of climate change.

What if we saw carbon as the solution? What if we could use it to regenerate our forests, oceans and soils while simultaneously reversing the impacts of climate change? What if...we apply indigenous principles and philosophies to change our mindset on the value of nature itself?

We feel helpless as individuals to make any difference in the fight against the time we have left to solve the climate crisis, which is why we need rapid solutions in a quickly changing world. Seaweed might just be part of the answer we are looking for, a solution we can all be a part of.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

To not only inform a wide audience of the cruciality of regenerating our oceans to
help balance the climate, but to create an empowering vision that incorporates
social, environmental and economic solutions that will ultimately reimagine the way we think and do.

The outcome is to raise awareness on the potential that seaweed farming has as a climate solution and to generate interest from grassroot levels to government for policy reform and industry momentum.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

Policy reform, industry shift and rapid climate action.

Activities

How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

By targeting a wide audience to create change within industry and government policy.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

The Climate Foundation is partnered with the film to provide information and location in relation to seaweed marine permaculture.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Individual action including climate action within organisations to help stimulate mass industry mindset shifts and policy reform.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Ensuring there is a carbon pricing mechanism in policy that allows for effective ocean restoration through seaweed carbon sequestration.