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½ March 20, 2011
After watching this movie, I'm giving up seafood for Lent ... even though I'm not Catholic. Thankfully this movie provides things we can do now to make a difference. So why don't we?
½ October 6, 2010
Great visuals and music as usual, National Geographic! However, I wish this movie talked more about bycatch. People care more about dead dolphins, sharks, octopi, etc. Not to give fish less credit, because I love them and went veg because of fish, but you have to market what people care about too.
½ September 10, 2013
Important documentary about the dangerously declining populations of sea life, particularly the major species we like to eat, but others as well, due to industrial fishing out of control. It started with the disappearance of the majority of the cod populations causing cod fishing to be banned in the Atlantic in 1992, as many remember. Unfortunately, we've moved on from cod and are systematically clearing out the rest. We're getting dangerously close to the collapse, and possible extinction, of many species of fish. It's much worse than you probably know.
March 28, 2012
I have a trio of English papers to respond to that all deal with coral reef degradation and overfishing. I believe they all saw this movie, and I can see why they chose to research the topic. The eyes of the dying fish were in my dreams!
January 3, 2012
An excellent, well written documentary. It just didn't have the finesse that other documentaries have achieved.
March 3, 2011
Sorry. Machine translation.

Special Edition!

"Man. Inside or outside the network? "

Millions and millions of tuna, from the most remote seas, come together for the first time in the Mediterranean to decide the fate of man. Theme of the meeting "The Man. Inside or outside the network? "- Large delegation from the most diverse seas of the planet, are meeting in the Mediterranean. Delegates present: Strait of Gibraltar, Nova Scotia (Canada), Malta (University of bluefin tuna), Tokyo, Senegal, Hong Kong (The triangle of the corals), Alaska; Chimbote (Peru), Bahamas.

Bluefin tuna, tired of the abuses suffered in the last 50 years, consciously decided to rejoin. What will be the verdict?

Benedetta information. Why? Why correct information allows men to exercise in a conscious way the right to decide, to choose, not to bend to unknowingly cruel logic of multinational companies who have only one purpose, one goal: - Deciding what to do with eating. How many people know that canned tuna, in a certain spot of the globe, is just one piece of information? Do not know the origin of a product, that allows economic powers that product, exploiting, to the beautiful and the weather. What does it mean to quotas? Means adjusting to quotas. Contingent the fishery, therefore, means adjusted. Regular basis to prevent the indiscriminate exploitation of a product, in our case, the bluefin tuna. Imagine, millions and millions of tonnes of tuna a day, 365 days a year undergo the freezing or other treatment. How many times around the equator? Or should not give this species the chance to reproduce? Because our lives must always be marked by the wickedness of the choices of others? A consumer awareness arises from a correct information. And yet, really think that the production of tuna is still in craft shows as some publicity? Wrong. We spend billions of euro in sophisticated technological systems to catch tuna. The tuna can hardly defend itself by human technology.

I like indiscriminate. Companies have a duty to restrict the indiscriminate capture of this product that definitely has become a raw material for fine palates.
F as Fleet. Billion euro of revenue, but think about it, dedicated fleets to catch tuna.
As R Research. What care to large multinational finance research for environmental protection? And if that happens, we are sure that the data are correct? It seems, to see the documentary, which the fish is an inexhaustible mine. It does not.
S as the train. Bottom trawling is harmful to the environment. But why? Because with bottom trawls can not select what you catch. The network end of everything. Dolphins, sharks, killer whales and other great quality and quantity of fish that have died, are discarded. A net trawling, has an opening that allows the simultaneous entry of several aircraft such as Boeing 747. A real massacre.
P as in developing countries. E 'is the place where sustainable fishing can demonstrate its value as a tool for economic revival and not as an additional supply of labor at low cost.
And as Europe. Europe is funding the purchase of ships by millions of Euros? Yes
S as Sushi. The man and the tuna sushi. Main accused of defeat and the subsequent battle for fish protection of fish.
The documentary, shown in world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Documentary Competition, Utah, January 15-25, 2009, and this
evening revived thanks to the drafting of MyMovies, gave us the ability to imagine our oceans without fish. A food chain inevitably broken. At this point, it is essential to the realization of the global population. Stopping to ragionale, develop new ideas, run for cover. The documentary took two years of work, The End of the Line by Charles Clover part of the investigation, reporter for the London newspaper Daily Telegraph. Clover is also the author of the homonymous book. For scientists, then the forecasts are not rosy. By the end of 2048 if it continues the indiscriminate fishing, the sea will not give nothing but seaweed and jellyfish and worms and stuff suck. We want all this? Certainly not. And then there are two roads to take. The first, as I said, that of responsible consumption as a result of an information manager, the ultimate goal must be to have an educated consumer globally. The second, a series of political decisions worldwide, aimed at solving a problem that is not of this or that country. The End of the Line is an independent film, financed by: The Waitt Family Foundation, Marv, Oak Foundation, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, WWF, Weston Foundation, The Clore Foundation, The Marine Conservation Society, AD Charitable Trust, GD Charitable Trust Waterloo Foundation and Oceana.
Rupert Murray, director, directed and edited Unknown White Male in 2005, receiving two nominations for the awards at the Directors Guild of America Awards, British Independent Film Awards and Grierson Award. The film tells the story of the struggle of a man who eet against amnesia.
Charles Clover, author of "The End of the Line." Journalist and author, writes weekly for The Sunday Times on environmental issues. He has also worked at the London office of The Daily Telegraph, "from 1988-2008, he created the site and Telegraph Earth is the coordinator of a small team of talented journalists. Election of the year by the UK national press and Media Awards for three times, in 1989, 1994 and 1996. Co-author with Prince Charles of a study on sustainable agriculture. His book "The End of the Line" was defined as the top book on overfishing.

A moment's attention, please. I open the door, it will read out the verdict. The Lord will Bluefin, Appointed Judge.

"Dear Human, we are not against tuna fishing, are not against the consumption of fish. We ask for the next decades, a responsible attitude towards the oceans. This must be your primary goal. We hope that from this moment, when people buy fish at a store or restaurant, you start to ask questions. Where you from? From a sustainable source? It is an endangered species because of depleted? There are useful guides to this. A conscious purchase gives you a clear conscience, no guilt. We also want a greater commitment on your part in the political press have a duty to listen to serious scientists to act accordingly. Write to your representatives. Please. Let them know that currently only 3% of the world's oceans are protected marine areas. We belong to the same kingdom. "Animalia." So for the moment, we decide - Man out of the net! - I have nothing to add, thanks for your attention. "

Followed by long applause of humans.

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Edizione straordinaria !!!

"L'uomo. Dentro o fuori dalla rete?"

Milioni e milioni di tonni, provenienti dai mari più remoti, si riuniscono per la prima volta nel Mediterraneo per decidere le sorti dell'uomo. Tema dell'incontro "L'uomo. Dentro o fuori la rete?" - Nutrite delegazioni, provenienti dai più disparati mari del pianeta, si sono dati appuntamento nel Mediterraneo. Delegazioni presenti: Stretto di Gibilterra; Nuova Scozia (Canada); Malta (universo del tonno rosso); Tokyo; Senegal; Hong Kong (Il triangolo dei coralli); Alaska; Chimbote (Perù); Bahamas.

Il tonno rosso, stanco dei soprusi subiti negli ultimi 50 anni, consapevolmente decide di riunirsi. Quale sarà il verdetto?

Benedetta informazione. Perché? Perché una informazione corretta consente all'uomo di esercitare in modo consapevole il diritto di decidere, di scegliere; di non piegarsi inconsapevolmente alle spietate logiche di multinazionali, che hanno un solo scopo, un solo obiettivo: - Decidere cosa farci consumare. Quante persone sanno che inscatolare il tonno, in un certo posto del globo, è solo una parte dell'informazione? Non conoscere la provenienza di un prodotto, consente alle potenze economiche che quel prodotto, sfruttano, di fare il bello ed il cattivo tempo. Cosa significa contingentato? Contingentato significa regolare. Contingentare l'attività di pesca, significa dunque regolarla. Regolarla per evitare lo sfruttamento indiscriminato di un prodotto, nel nostro caso, il tonno rosso. Immaginate, milioni e milioni di tonnellate di tonno al giorno che per 365 giorni all'anno subiscono il congelamento o altri trattamenti. Quante volte il giro dell'equatore? Bisogna o no dare a questa specie la possibilità di riprodursi? Perché la nostra vita deve essere scandita sempre dalla scelleratezza delle scelte altrui? Un consumo consapevole nasce da una informazione corretta. Ed ancora, veramente pensate che la produzione del tonno avviene ancora in modo artigianale come mostrano alcune pubblicità? Sbagliato. Si spendono miliardi di euro in sofisticatissimi impianti tecnologici per la cattura del tonno. Il tonno non può certo difendersi dall'umana tecnologia.

I come Indiscriminato. Le aziende hanno il dovere di limitare la cattura indiscriminata di questo prodotto, che è diventata sicuramente materia prima per palati fini.
F come Flotta. Miliardi di euro di introiti, ma pensate, intere flotte dedicate alla cattura del tonno.
R come Ricerca. Cosa frega alle grosse multinazionali finanziare la ricerca per la tutela dell'ambiente? E, se anche ciò avviene, siamo sicuri che i dati forniti sono corretti? Sembra proprio, a vedere il documentario, che la miniera ittica è inesauribile. Così non è.
S come Strascico. La pesca a strascico è nociva per l'ambiente. Ma perché? Perché con le reti da strascico non puoi selezionare ciò che catturi. Nella rete finisce di tutto. Delfini, squali, orche ed altre grandi qualità e quantità di pesci che, morti, sono ributtati in mare. Una rete da strascico, ha una apertura che consente l'ingresso contemporaneo di diversi aerei quali boeing 747. Una vera strage.
P come Paesi in via di sviluppo. E' quello il luogo, dove la pesca sostenibile può dimostrare la sua valenza come strumento di rinascita economica e non come ulteriore approvvigionamento di mano d'opera a basso costo.
E come Europa. L'Europa finanzia l'acquisto di navi da milioni di euro? Si.
S come Sushi. L'uomo ed il Sushi di tonno. Principale imputato della disfatta ittica e della conseguente battaglia per la protezione della fauna ittica.
Il documentario, mostrato in anteprima mondiale al Sundance Film Festival, concorso World Cinema Documentary, Utah, gennaio 15-25, 2009; e questa sera riproposto grazie alla redazione di Mymovies, ci ha dato la possibilità di immaginare i nostri Oceani senza pesci. Una catena alimentare inesorabilmente spezzata. A questo punto, essenziale è la presa di coscienza della popolazione mondiale. Fermarsi per ragionale, sviluppare nuove idee, correre ai ripari. Il documentario ha richiesto due anni di lavoro; The End of the Line parte dall'inchiesta di Charles Clover, giornalista del quotidiano di Londra Daily Telegraph. Clover è l'autore anche dell'omonimo libro. Per gli scienziati, dunque le previsioni non sono rosee. Entro la fine del 2048 se continua l'indiscriminata pesca, il mare non potrà donare nient'altro che alghe e meduse e vermi e roba da far schifo. Vogliamo tutto questo? Certamente no. Ed allora due sono le strade da intraprendere. La prima, come dicevo, quella di un consumo responsabile a seguito di una informazione responsabile; l'obiettivo finale deve essere quello di avere Un consumatore globalmente educato. La seconda, una serie di decisioni politiche mondiali, tese alla soluzione di un problema che non è di questo o quel Paese. The End of the Line è un film indipendente, finanziato da: Il Waitt Family Foundation, Marviva, Fondazione Oak, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, WWF, Fondazione Weston, La Fondazione Clore, The Marine Conservation Society, AD Charitable Trust, GD Charitable Trust, Waterloo e la Fondazione Oceana.
Rupert Murray, regista, ha diretto e montato Unknown White Male nel 2005, ricevendo due nomination per i premi al Directors Guild of America Awards, British Independent Film Awards e Grierson Award. Il film racconta la storia della lotta di un uomo che l'otta contro l'amnesia.
Charles Clover, autore del libro "The End of the Line". Giornalista e scrittore, scrive settimanalmente per il Sunday Times su questioni ambientali. Ha lavorato anche presso la sede di Londra del "The Daily Telegraph", dal 1988-2008; ha ideato il sito Telegraph Earth ed è il coordinatore di una piccola squadra di talentuosi giornalisti. Eletto giornalista nazionale dell'anno dall'Agenzia Britannica e Media Awards per tre volte, nel 1989, 1994 e 1996. Coautore con il Principe Carlo di uno studio relativo all'agricoltura sostenibile. Il suo libro "The End of the Line" è stato definito il libro top sulla pesca eccessiva.

Un attimo di attenzione, per piacere. Vedo aprire la porta, sarà data lettura del verdetto. Lo farà Lord Bluefin, Appointed Judge.

"Signori Umani, noi Tonni non siamo contro la pesca, non siamo contro il consumo di pesce. Chiediamo, per i prossimi decenni, un atteggiamento responsabile verso gli Oceani. Questo deve essere il vostro obiettivo primario. Ci auguriamo, che da questo momento, quando la gente compra i pesci in un negozio o in un ristorante, inizi a porsi delle domande. Da dove viene? Da una fonte sostenibile? Si tratta di una specie in pericolo perché eccessivamente sfruttata? Ci sono guide utili a ciò. Un acquisto consapevole consente di avere la coscienza pulita, niente sensi di colpa. Desideriamo anche un maggior impegno da parte vostra nel pressare i politici, hanno il dovere di ascoltare gli scienziati seri per poter agire di conseguenza. Scrivete ai vostri rappresentanti. Per piacere. Fate saper loro che al momento solo il 3% degli Oceani del mondo sono aree marine protette. Apparteniamo allo stesso Regno. "Animalia". Quindi, per il momento, decidiamo - L'Uomo fuori dalla rete! - Non ho altro da aggiungere, grazie per l'attenzione prestataci."

Segue lungo applauso degli umani.

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January 20, 2011
Es bueno darse cuenta como estamos acabando con los mares y sus especies, atunes rojos a punto de desaparecer, tiburones, bagres, crustaceos, etc.
Pesca indiscriminada, paises desarrollados que compran derechos de pesca en paises pobres acabando con los recursos y dejando a los pescadores artesanales en la olleta y una contaminacion brutal que acaba con lo poco que dejamos.
La verdad falta poco para que el planeta nos haga control biologico, la tierra no resiste tanto y se va a aburrir de tanta jodedera de esta insignificante especie que no aprende a pesar de tener "raciocinio".
May 20, 2010
After the opening graphic account of how cod stocks along the north east coast of the US were wiped out in the early 1990s by over fishing, never to come back, you know End of the Line is not going to rely solely on theory and emotion to get its message across. Based on Charles Clover's book, director Rupert Murray has constructed a no-holds barred documentary about how man is devastating fish stocks around the globe using ever better technology and equipment to maximise returns today, either for plain greed or based on the notion that the seas' fish are infinite. In the end, some predictions have it that the seas will be wiped clean of fish by the middle of this century.

As such this is no attempt at a balanced debate with few alternate views expressed and the cinematography is very much forever in your face to highlight the carnage of fish, often leaving you reeling in your seat. However, unlike highly emotive documentaries, (eg those of Michael Moore or Inconvenient Truth), End of the Line stays true to facts but also proffers means for hope including the sort of things we all can do to combat the problem.

I don't know what Australia's record is on such matters but if the PM wants a real moral issue he can actually make a difference to then, based on this film, the limits to fishing might be it. This thought provoking but troubling documentary is worth the effort to see in its limited time at the Mercury.
March 13, 2010
Grade: C+

The End of the Line, a documentary about declining fish population (most notably the blue-fin), premiered last year at the 2009 Sundance film festival.

Narrated by Ted Danson and adapted from a book of the same name, the film lasts only 80 minutes, while trying to cover at least 3 hours of information. So condensed is the film that I really got the feeling that some books shouldn't be adapted in to doc's.

The form the documentary takes is like that of a globetrotter, going from one coast to another and discussing with locals and experts about the declining trend. The stories of corporate greed and the defeat of the little guys' are sad, yet at times the film seems to be going to much for emotion, not enough for the facts.

In fact, the film seems severely one-sided, and any mention of disagreements in consensus is quick and never fleshed out. The film seems at times to focused on getting beautiful images of underwater life, but that isn't the films goal; this isn't Deep Sea 3d, or Planet Earth, this is about endangered species, and the film sometimes seems to forget that.

Some of the numbers/statistics are shocking, and do give a dire warning of where we're headed. If we can't stop the slaughter of fish, we won't have any for very much longer. The film goes so far as to say that by 2048, if our behaviour doesn't change the oceans will be without fish.

Commercial Fishing is attacked, and rightfully so, as they run rampant, waging a one-sided war against fish without giving them time to repopulate. In their lust to make money, they are destroying the commodity which is providing it. When will we learn as a society? Well, we could start by not eating farm grown fish, which simply depletes the ocean of food that those fish eat, thereby further depleting the oceans. It takes 4 Kg's of Anchovies to feed 1 Kg of farm grown fish. Quite a wasteful venture, and one that should in the next few years become a dying business, if we the public so choose to demand better fishing controls.

I don't know about anyone else, but I like fish, and I want my kids and grandkids to know what a fish is without reading a text-book. Hopefully, we can reverse this trend. In fifty years of commercial fishing, we as humans have transformed underwater life. Reversing this begins by changing our own eating habits, but also by making others aware of the horrendous facts. There are better documentaries about over-fishing and whatnot, but this documentary is still an adequate introduction.
January 30, 2010
One of the best movies of the last 10 years. Jonathan D., P.Eng., Ivy League MBA(dist)

The problem:

1) Our consumerism and uninformed purchases are accelerating most, if not all, fish populations towards extinction. We will soon have nothing left in the sea to eat but jellyfish. That is not an exciting future.

The solution:

1) Get informed.
2) Watch this movie and tell others. Email them the actions below. Post it on facebook, write a tomatoe review.
3) Take action no matter how small.
4) Vote with your talents by:
---a) Do not work at "bad" companies
5) Vote with your dollars by:
---a) Don't buy investment stocks in irresponsible companies and don't own mutual funds that invest in irresponsible companies or products.
---b) Don't buy irresponsible products or services (i.e. restaurants that serve or have served bluefin tuna)
---c) Buy local, buy green, buy sustainable & reusable
---d) Don't buy food or products because you're bored or feel insecure.
6) Vote with your political votes by:
---a) Vote for responsible governments that take action
---b) Email your government at all levels (automatic petitions are available on the web). Tell them that you will not vote for them unless they take action.
7) Educate your children
---a) They are the future. Bad habits taught when they are young will stay with them when they are old.
---b) Teach them the value of nature rather than the value of a video game.
---c) Teach them how to eat responsibly (nutritious local food rather than unsustainable fast food)
---d) Encourage them to work at sustainable companies when they grow up.
June 13, 2009
The End Of The Line is an intelligent film that stuns you. Be prepared to laugh cry and gasp as the film takes you through a real life horror story. For 12-1200 year olds this is a wonderful film.
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