Monday, March 1, 2010

End of the Line

Brooklyn Green Team members hunkered down on a Saturday to screen The End of the Line - a documentary about world-wide overfishing. Because the ocean and the tuna in our chopsticks cannot talk to us, the downward spiral of once healthy vibrant oceans goes largely unnoticed.

The OVERVIEW: Imagine an ocean without fish. This is the future—in less than 40 years—if we do not stop, think and act. Narrated by Ted Danson and based on the acclaimed book by Charles Clover, THE END OF THE LINE shows firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, the huge overpopulation of jellyfish and the prospect of certain mass starvation. Filmed over two years 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. Endorsed by National Geographic and Greenpeace, THE END OF THE LINE premiered at 2009’s Sundance Film Festival and went on to a limited national theatrical release. In January 2010, the filmmakers launched a nationwide “Fish ‘n’ Flicks” dinner/screening campaign with some of America’s most renowned and ecologically conscious chefs to educate guests about what they can do to end overfishing.

Our Verdict:
We highly recommend seeing The End of the Line. Spend two hours and educate yourself on the problem in our oceans, the impact of overfishing, which species are most endangered, and most importantly, what Charles Clover is doing about it and what we all can do about it. (Plus Ted Danson narrates it, and if you're like us, any chance to hear Sam Malone's voice.... ) Get your copy and strongarm all your sushi, fish taco guzzling friends into seeing it!

Brooklyn Green Team plans to do just that so stay tuned for details on a screening.

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