Special Q&A screening of ‘BLUE’ ocean doco at Narooma Kinema

There will be a special screening of provocative and emotional new documentary, BLUE at the Narooma Kinema this Saturday night.

Director Karina Holden will join the film's editor, Vanessa Milton, who is based on the Far South Coast, together with a panel of local conservationists at a special Q&A screening at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 4 at the Narooma Kinema.

From space, our planet appears as a tiny blue dot in the vastness of space. Blue, because 99 per cent of all living space on Earth occurs in the ocean.

But the world's oceans are in steep decline. 50 per cent of the world's marine life has disappeared in the last 40 years, and it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.

Director Karina Holden confronts the crisis of the oceans in a provocative and emotional new documentary, BLUE.

“BLUE comes at a time when we are making critical decisions, which will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come,” she said.

“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 per cent of the creatures here occur nowhere else in the world. But we are also the second largest waste producer in the world, per capita."

After an international premiere screening for the UN General Assembly and release in Australian capital city cinemas as well as international film festivals, the film will open this week at at the Narooma Kinema.

“I'm very excited to be bringing BLUE to the NSW Far South Coast, a spectacular part of Australia's coastline, with a community that is very active in the fight to preserve marine ecosystems,” Ms Holden said.

Tickets can be booked in advance at the cinema or by phone on 4476 2352.

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