Ended on 6/25/2009

THE END OF THE LINE -  (unrated)

2009 - UK - English - 82 minutes

Directed by: Rupert Murray

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THE END OF THE LINE, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans. 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.

Filmed over two years, THE END OF THE LINE follows the investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans.One of his allies is the former tuna farmer turned whistleblower Roberto Mielgo – on the trail of those destroying the world's magnificent bluefin tuna population.

Filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, THE END OF THE LINE is a wake-up call to the world.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sundance Film Festival

" This reminder of the fragility of the environment and the consequences of human greed should hook audiences."
Justin Chang, Variety

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Posted by : Marc Date Added: 6/14/2009 12:04:35 PMreport this post 
Why is this movie not in more cinemas? I'm in NYC. Better would be to put it on HULU, snagfilms, etc. and set free worldwide, and have a massive viral campaign to promote it. Too many good documentaries are produced but no one (too few) can really see them as they are not available everywhere. Filmmakers please rethink your distribution model, if you want to make a "real" impact.

I rated 5 stars without even seeing it, just because of the subject matter.

Posted by : Joanna Date Added: 6/17/2009 10:06:47 AMreport this post 
I admire the people who concieved this film and although I have not yet seen it, I feel that the people of the planet MUST see this and come to the realization that we are using up all the assets of the planet for people who could eat other things and allow the fish to become more proliffic again - then they can formulate a plan to use but not deplete the resources of the planet. I agree with Marc that more people MUST SEE THIS FILM. Find a way to put it on the internet so everyone can view it and react in a positive manner to help.

Posted by : NYC Movie Goer Date Added: 6/17/2009 6:02:11 PMreport this post 
Should be shown in public libraries. Show it at universities - So the next generation will think about what's happening - FISHING IS HUNTING IN THE OCEAN!!! We can all begin to think of the history of the food we consume - But only a few have gotten the message - Just about everyone else walks like a zombie to the local fast food joint and consumes what's advertised. Wake Up!!! Time to Stand up!!! Dead Oceans = Dead Planet!!!

Posted by : april Date Added: 6/19/2009 7:28:30 PMreport this post 
I've seen documentaries where fishing boats go out at night and scrap the bottom of the ocean for sea food. It was very disturbing to me to know that this was going on. A lot of the food caught up in these scoops are sea creatures that aren't even used and are tossed back dead. This isn't just a couple of boats here and there, this is hundreds of boats! I think every politician and anyone that cares about life and the planet should go see this film. There is also a new film out called "Food" about where our food comes from which includes factory farming. I hope that it gets the same publicity as this one.

Posted by : Pamela Rice Date Added: 8/6/2009 9:43:41 PMreport this post 
Great faux salmon at Red Bamboo, NYC -- jsut a couple of blocks away... No need, taste-wise or any other wise, to eat fish with this dish available.

Posted by : Blondy Date Added: 11/8/2011 2:23:19 AMreport this post 
Thanks for srhaing. What a pleasure to read!

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Posted by : Edilza Date Added: 6/8/2014 11:29:29 PMreport this post 
Wow. Thats some tragedy I must say.Why don't you just say your seerct man? In a coffee meeting. Dherai bhayo yo poem soem.

     Total Comments:  8   Lowest vote: 3  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 4.0 out of 5

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