State of Affairs


Karina Holden
Screening time  
27.02. / Tuesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 5  
02.03. / Friday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land.

Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. Film is a provocative mix of scientific essay, investigative journalism and arresting imagery. Tackling themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution, Blue takes us into the underwater realm where we witness ocean change first hand.

Karina Holden

Karina Holden is a filmmaker and executive producer with 20 years of experience. She has made content for broadcasters such as National Geographic, ABC TV, SBS, Arte, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. She is now Head of Production at Northern Pictures, part of Canadian media group, Blue Ant Media.

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2017, 70'

Directed by:
Karina Holden

Screenplay by:
Karina Holden

Jody Muston, Jon Shaw

Edited by:
Vanessa Milton

Ash Gibson Greig

Sarah Beard, Karina Holden, Sue Clothier

Produced by:
Northern Pictures

Festivals & Awards:

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards 2017 – AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary; Byron Bay International Film Festival 2017; Brisbane International Film Festival 2017; New Zealand International Film Festival 2017; Hawaii International Film Festival 2017; New York Wild Film Festival 2017; International Environmental Film Festival – FICMA 2017; ReFrame Film Festival 2018; Vancouver International Film Festival 2017