Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"The End of the Line" this Friday, Sept 7

A pile of dead fish

Please join us again this Friday, September 7th at 6:30pm for The End of the Line. Before the film, we will have a short introduction to how fisheries are managed on Saipan from the Division of Fish and Wildlife's fisheries supervisor, Todd Miller.

The End of the Line, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. In the film we see first-hand 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 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.
If you fish, eat seafood, are interested in global environmental issues, or just want to watch a new film on a Friday night, you should definitely come and check this out! The film will be shown at the American Memorial Park indoor theater. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. First Friday Films is a partnership between the American Memorial Park, Division of Environmental Quality, Coastal Resources Management and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations. This particular film is sponsored by the Humanities Council.

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