By Angie Raphael

3 stars

This is a heartbreaking Australian documentary that shows the confronting truth about the damage humans cause to oceans and marine life all over the world. Some of the shocking footage includes dead sharks that have been butchered, seals trapped in nets, and birds spewing plastic that has been lodged in their system and causing them grief for too long. It is easy to ignore the effects of plastic on the environment but Blue shines a light on the problem and shows the harsh reality. The film follows several conservationists and the efforts they are taking in different parts of the world to combat issues such as industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction and pollution. This is an important documentary by writer/director Karina Holden that will hopefully inspire viewers to make changes in their own lives.