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The End of the Line (2009)

Unrated | | Documentary | 12 June 2009 (UK)
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Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Bradshaw ...
Himself - UK Fisheries Minister 2003-2007
Roberto Mielgo Bragazzi ...
Himself - Former Tuna Farmer
Charles Clover ...
Himself - Author, 'The End of the Line'
John Crosbie ...
Himself - Fisheries Minister, Canada (archive footage)
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Narrator (voice)
Haidar El Ali ...
Himself - Diver, Senegal
Ray Hilborn ...
Himself - University of Washington
Jeffrey Hutchings ...
Himself - Dalhousie University, Canada
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Narrator for France (voice)
Manolo Pacheco Luis ...
Himself - Fisherman, Straits of Gibraltar
Patricia Majluf ...
Herself - Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
John T. Maxwell ...
Himself - American Television Chef (archive footage)
Adama Mbergaul ...
Himself - Fisherman, Senegal
Hardy Mckinney ...
Himself - Fisherman, South Andros, Bahamas
Masanori Miyahara ...
Himself - Fisheries Agency of Japan
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Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

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Charles Clover - Author, 'The End of the Line': If you've got orangutans and cheetahs and lions and tigers and things on that menu, I mean, people would, you know, they'd be walking away. There would be huge scandals, there'd be tabloid stories about it. People would be execrated, people would be, there'd be turds on people's doorsteps, envelopes shoved through them. People would burn each other's houses down, scratch their cars. And yet, we're doing it to things in the sea and it's the same thing.
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The Unvarnished Truth (from the end of the hook,to the end of your fork)
5 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the series of outstanding documentaries dealing with the dodgy subject of food,is it time for another documentary dealing,this time with the denizens of the deep blue sea? Answer:YOU BET! 'The End Of The Line'is an eye opening film about how our seafood source is slowly being depleted (Sushi,anyone?),and within the next 50 (or so)years,there will not be any more fish in the waterways of the world,due to over fishing (marine life,as we know it,will only be a distant memory,and anything resembling marine life will be on display in either history books,or worse yet,places such as Marine World,where dolphins,whales,etc.are exploited for the sake of entertainment). Rupert Murray ('Unknown White Male') directs & photographs this wake up call that,although does not take up a vegetarian agenda (such as 'Food,Inc.'),does offer some suggestions as to reduce the danger of certain species of marine life,due to over fishing. Not rated by the MPAA,this film contains some rather upsetting footage of mass fishing, including some raw, bloody footage of fish being brutally handled


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