My officemate Marco alerted me to The End of the Line, a documentary about overfishing screening right now at Sundance.
The End of the Line, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans, will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. Sundance takes place in Park City, Utah, January 15-25, 2009.
In the film we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food.
It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish that would bring certain mass starvation.
Because I’m a terrible person, I find it hilarious that they have the exact same tagline (“Imagine a World Without Fish”) as A Sea Change, the ocean acidification movie. Here’s the trailer: