The End of the Line
A Film Presented by the Institute of the Environment Oppenheim Lecture Program, listen to podcast of panel discussion
In Honor of World Ocean Day, June 8th
The Oppenheim Lecture Program Presents:
The End of the Line
The world’s first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing on the global oceans. The film, narrated by Ted Danson, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. Artfully photographed and narrated, it tells the riveting story of the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. Multinational industrial corporations, major retailers and celebrity restaurateurs are supplying ever increasing amounts of fish for food, with little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans. The economics of the fishing industry, ill-informed fish consumers and weak governmental fisheries management has lead some scientists to predict that, if current trends continue, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048. But the filmmakers have solutions…..and a campaign.
Production Team: Rupert Murray, Director; Charles Clover, Author; Ted Danson, Narrator; Claire Lewis, Producer; George Duffield, Producer; Christopher Hird, Executive Producer; Jess Search - Executive Producer and Chief Executive, Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation.
- Find screenings of the film
- View short videos from the film
- Learn about the campaign to save the world’s fisheries
After the Film, an Expert Panel Discussion
Is California part of the problem or part of the solution to the “End of the Line”?
A discussion of fisheries management, marine protected areas and sustainable seafood consumption in California.
Dr. Richard Ambrose, Marine Ecologist, UCLA Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Institute of the Environment
- Michael Cimarusti, Chef and Co-owner, Providence
- Sarah Sikich, Coastal Resources Director, Heal the Bay
- Christopher Costello, Resource Economist, UCSB Bren School of the Environment
Published: Monday, June 15, 2009