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Based on the critically acclaimed book by Charles Clover, THE END OF THE LINE charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and outline the catastrophic future that awaits us an ocean without fish by 2048 if we do not adjust our fishing and consumption practices.
An alarming call to action that is already changing the world, the film narrates an escalating global crisis that can only be avoided by recovering and sustaining the incredible vitality of the sea. Beyond detailing the issues at hand, THE END OF THE LINE outlines the solutions, motivating supermarkets, restaurants and individuals to take the necessary steps to save the ocean. Now you can join them.
DVD Features: Ocean-Friendly Seafood Guide: A wallet-sized insert you can use to make choices for healthy oceans; Six webisodes: Over 50 minutes of featurettes take you behind the scenes and deeper into the issues; Ted Danson on THE END OF THE LINE; The Coral Triangle: Nursery of the Seas; Trailer; Filmmaker Biography
Murray based his documentary on Charles Clover's book The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat. As a film, however, the message has far more impact--the gorgeous undersea photography is riveting and inspiring--and helps leaven the downbeat overall message of The End of the Line. Ted Danson is an engaging narrator, not mincing words or glossing over harsh realities about the world's diminishing fish supply--yet drawing in the viewer to the wonders of the ocean, and why they need the same protections that vast areas of land preserves enjoy.
The End of the Line will make viewers think twice about the fish they eat--and maybe spur them into ocean conservation activism. The DVD includes several extras, including a great mini documentary about "the Coral Triangle," a lush area of the sea north of Australia and surrounding the Philippines and parts of Indonesia. There are also an interview with Danson, a biography of Murray, and a very helpful small print guide, to be taken to restaurants and supermarkets, that suggests the most and least environmentally sustainable types of seafood. --A.T. Hurley
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The End of the Line is not a film specifically about Bluefin, but about modern fishing and the decline of sea stocks. This is no Cove. There is no late night skulking, no high tech gadgetry, no villainous fishermen, no tension, no pathos. It's more like Food, Inc. for the seafood industry, a rather conservatively shot documentary with some lovely ocean photography, a few graphs showing depressing and repetitive declines in populations of some of the world's more commonly consumed fish, and lots of talking heads, most notably The Daily Telegraph's environmental reporter Charles Clover, Professor Jeffrey Hutchings (Dalhousie University), Dr Boris Worm (Dalhousie University), Professor Daniel Pauly (University of British Columbia) and Prof Yvonne Sadovy (University of Hong Kong). There's a sequence with a former Bluefin fisherman that looks like it might offer a taste of drama. His life is now one of loitering in hotel rooms near wharves photographing fishing ships or following them about on the oceans hoping to document how some countries get around fishing quotas.Read more ›
Another good film about turtles is "Chances of the World Changing".
In general, the global sea catch peaked in 1988. Industrial fishing methods will produce the collapse of all fisheries by 2048, following scientists interviewed in this documentary.
Apart from the extinction of the cod in Canada, other examples of the signs on the wall will be shown. If you also want to see how those huge amounts of tuna are caught, 150 tons of them each time the nets are hauled, check it out on the DVD Wild Pacific. The tuna in the Atlantic is nearly extinct and the fishing fleets are now driving tuna to extinction in the Pacific.
We are definitively living the age of stupid (Age of Stupid (2pc)). Fishermen are aware of the dwindling fish populations, but won't accept their guilt. Fishermen all over the world blame *other species* for the collapse of the fisheries. Each year, Japan kills 1.000 whales (Whale Wars: Season 2) and 23.000 dolphins (The Cove), blaming *them* for eating the fish. Canada still massacres seals (see it for yourself : ...Read more ›
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Worst movie I have ever seen, lots of lies and inaccurate information shown.Published 24 days ago by Saul Ramone
I bought this book for a writing class. However, it is an awesome read. I'm glad my professor picked this book. It also arrived in perfect condition.Published 8 months ago by Sam
This is a must watch for all people! This film will completely change your mind about the sushi you love so much. You'll understand when you see it, just watch!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
People really need to take this seriously if they want a sustainable oceanPublished 9 months ago by John Niederhaus
Most of us pay little attention to the status of fish stocks. We just go to the supermarket or restaurant and casually decide whether/not we want to have fish. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Christopher LaMonica
It's a terrible shame Richard Attenborough doesn't get more involved with important documentaries of this nature that present us with the serious reality of our precious oceans... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. Mark Szaszy