First Friday Films presents The End of the Line. The film will be shown on Sept 7, 2012, at 6:30pm at the American Memorial Park Visitor's Center as part of an ongoing monthly environmental film series.
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 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 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.
First Friday Films is a monthly film series brought to you through a partnership with the National Park Service and the Division of Environmental Quality, with generous support from community groups. This particular film is provided by the Humanities Council.
For planning purposes, the movie runs about 80 minutes long. As always, First Friday Films is free and open to the public. For more information about First Friday Films, check out www.firstfridayfilmssaipan.blogspot.com or email email@example.com to be added to the mailing list. (DEQ)