Netflix original documentary Mission Blue will be released on Friday 15th August, the same day that it is released in US cinemas.
Directed by The Cove’s Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon (Gorillas in the Mist), the documentary took more than four years to make, capturing legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle’s eye-opening wake-up call to save the ocean.
The film follows Dr. Earle on her global quest to protect the ocean – and the extraordinary marine life that calls it home – from the powerful forces of pollution, overfishing and climate change. It also sheds light on Sylvia’s remarkable personal story and professional journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading daring undersea missions, offering insight on the sacrifices, difficulties and tough choices she faced along the way.
The film is the latest in a string of Netflix-backed non-fiction features, from The Battered Bastards of Baseball to SXSW award-winning Print the Legend. With The Square nominated for an Oscar this year, the Internet TV company is upping its factual game, scrapping “A Netflix Original” on the poster for the branding “A Netflix Documentary”.
Mission Blue will be available in all Netflix territories around the world from 15th August. Here’s the trailer and poster:
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