Dr. Sylvia Earle and Mission Blue

This year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of film, Mission Blue. Named after renown oceanographer and botanist, Dr. Sylvia Earle's non-profit organization to save the oceans, this documentary film really hit home for the sold out crowd at the Arlington Theatre. The night began with a red carpet walk.

Dr. Earle and filmmaker, Fisher Stevens, joined directors, producers and musical score contributors to the film. The film starts with a bio of Dr. Earle's and ties it to her plight as clean ocean activist. The movie is both intriguing with it's amazing underwater cinematography and heartbreaking with it's honest portrayal of disappearing reefs and fish populations.

See the photos and read the review by Chris Johnson on thearlingtontheatre.com

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A. Arthur Fisher

Mr. Fisher is a photographer and graphic designer who lives in Santa Barbara, California. He has run his company, In Color, since 1989.