Mission of Mermaids represents both the spectacular beauty and current plight of the world’s ocean. Subtitled “A love letter to the ocean,” the film uses the archetype of the mermaid, a mythical creature that is evocative of the ocean’s beauty and mystery, to bring the audience into the intimate world of the seas, rekindle an appreciation and love for them, and awaken the audience to the urgent need to respect and care for them before it’s too late.
Susan Cohn Rockefeller decided to make this film sparked by her own belief in the power of myth and beauty to awaken our imaginations and inspire us to action.
Combined with spectacular images of the ocean and its underwater creatures, historical references and scientific facts, MOM evokes the archetype of the mermaid, a mythical creature that embodies the ocean’s enduring mystery. The film honors the women and men who live from and for the seas—artists, activists, performers, divers, fishermen, and sailors. And all of us who have dreamed on beaches, reveled in the ocean’s waters, or nourished ourselves in her depths.
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