Featuring some of the world’s most talented surfers, including Keith Malloy and 7-time Women’s World Champion, Layne Beachely, combined with footage shot around the world, BlueGreen examines the connection between humans and the ocean and explores this connection through thoughtful insight from scientist, activists, athletes and enthusiast. From the physiological to the spiritual, filmmaker and surfer, Ben Keller explores the power of the ocean and how it affects our lives and why we are all attracted to it in one way or another.
“Blue green is a surf film, yes. But it is more than that. It is an exploration of our ties to the ocean – beyond the obvious” explains Cinema Libre Studio, the distributor for BlueGreen.
“Of course, if you are going to expound upon the human connection to the ocean, you can’t really avoid an environmental message. You bump right up against it. So the film explores that as well, from how the surf industry affects it to what we as people need to consider.”
According to the BlueGreen press release, “There is an environmental message that Keller pays special attention to – in light of the rise in the man-made pollution (i.e. Deepwater Horizon oil spill) – and he believes there is a fundamental lack of understanding and knowledge of just how important a role the ocean plays in our daily lives and hopes a better understanding will lead to its protection”.
BlueGreen: Our Connection to the Ocean is now available on DVD.
To find out more about this film, check out the BlueGreen: Our Connection to the Ocean website.