Mark your calendars for August 15. It will be a stay in with Netflix date (aren’t those the best kind of Fridays anyway?).
Netflix is exclusively releasing a documentary four years in the making. ‘Mission Blue’ tells the story of legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and her quest to save the oceans.
“I think if others had the chance to witness what I have seen in my lifetime, in thousands of hours underwater, I wouldn’t seem like a radical at all,” narrates Earle during the film’s trailer. “The ocean is dying. No ocean, no life. No ocean, no us.”
Earle became chief scientist for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in 1990 but after attending her very first meeting, she abdicated the title to do more as a private citizen where she could have more freedom. Since then she’s spoken before congress and in defense of oceans and marine life to whoever will listen.
“She’s made it her life’s purpose to make sure everyone else knows what’s going on,” says fellow environmentalist and Academy Award winner James Cameron about what Earle calls her ‘Mission Blue.’
The documentary is directed by Steven Fisher (‘The Cove’) and Robert Nixon (‘Gorillas in the Mist’), another two major activists when it comes to animal rights and preserving the environment.
Get the popcorn ready, this is going to be a good one!