Entertainment

   

BLUE

Posted by

<
>

BLUE is the story our generation need to hear. In the last 40 years, half of all marine life has been lost as increased coastal industrialisation, illegal fishing practices and pollution all change the way the ocean operates. Director Karina Holden teams up with a range of conservationists, marine biologists and activists for a detailed and visually stunning examination of the current state of the world’s oceans and how we are failing them.

There is no one thing wrong with the world’s marine life and Holden does a good job balancing the many facets of this environmental crisis. The documentary provides equal weight to the plight of sea birds dying from an increase in plastic pollution to the industrialisation of fishing practices in Indonesia and the Philippines that are placing more and more species on the endangered list.

Yet Holden’s nuanced take on the subject doesn’t just include looking at the many threats facing the ocean but at how those threats are ingrained in our society and culture. While the industrialisation of fishing in Indonesia and the Philippines are quickly depleting the numbers of rare and endangered species, it is also saving many families in those communities from poverty and starvation. The scale of these threats can often be so big that they can seem too remote to truly hit home yet the film succeeds in grounding these issues, relating the problem back to the decisions people make everyday like the food we eat and the plastic we discard.

Credit must go to Director of Photography Judy Muston and Underwater Cinematographer Jon Shaw for crafting incredibly evocative, and at times, shocking, images. Shaw’s capturing of sea life is often breathtaking and heartbreaking. Seeing the many dead carcasses of de-finned sharks drift listlessly through the water says far more about the need for action than any statistic. Together with Holden’s careful grasp of these issues, they create a profound and stirring call to action, one that can’t be ignored for much longer.

BLUE 
In cinemas Thursday, 12 October 2017
youtube.com/watch


Art & Design

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/12/07/eight-mens-summer-fashion-trends-in-2018/

Eight Men’s Summer Fashion Trends in 2018

Milk Bar Mag lists the summer men's fashion trends that you need to know for 2018.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/12/06/all-the-better-to-see-you-with-fairy-tales-transformed/

All the better to see you with: Fairy tales transformed

Delve into the darkness and explore the disturbing side of happily every after with the new All the better to see you with: Fairy Tales transformed exhibit.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/11/29/artvo/

ArtVo

Milk Bar Mag recently visited ArtVo, an immersive, 3D art gallery where you become the centrepiece.

Photo & Video

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2015/04/02/the-10th-whitelion-bail-out-charity-fundraiser/

The 10th Whitelion Bail Out Charity Fundraiser

Bail Out's plans to help out Melbourne's disadvantaged youth.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2014/10/15/the-fox-darkroom/

The Fox Darkroom

Snap away with The Fox Darkroom, a mecca for photography aficionados to learn all about the traditional methods of black and white photography.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2014/05/30/somewhere-else-video-sings-of-summer/

Somewhere Else video sings of summer

It almost sounds like the premise of a reality TV show: pile a bunch of artists in a bus for seven days, send them across Mexico and see what happens.