Julia Barnes is an award winning Canadian documentary filmmaker. She is the director of Sea of Life and Bright Green Lies. Her current work focuses on opposing deep sea mining.
Julia didn’t set out to be a filmmaker or a diver, but after watching Rob Stewart’s documentary Revolution, everything changed. Learning that the world’s coral reefs, rainforests, and fish are on their way out within her lifetime was a wake-up call to the importance of changing the world.
There was no more time to waste. She was 16 years old when Julia decided to make a documentary to show people what was happening to the ocean. She believed that if more people realized how valuable the ocean is and how much trouble it is in, they would want to fight for it.
Thus came Sea of Life and Bright Green Lies and Julia’s latest Deep Sea Mining.