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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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Also Known As:

Die unbequeme Wahrheit über unsere Ozeane  »

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£32,896 (UK) (12 June 2009)
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Himself - 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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Featured in Grierson 2010: The British Documentary Awards (2010) See more »

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overfishing documentary
22 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Ted Danson narrates this documentary from Rupert Murray about declining fish stocks all over the world. It is based on journalist Charles Clover's investigative book. It starts with the crash of the northern cod. Then it examines various fish species and overfishing from around the world.

This has some eye-opening data and some shocking facts. It doesn't get very in-depth. It does take a vast subject and boil it down to an easily digestible hour and a half. For example, the crash of the northern cod doesn't dive into the international nature of the fishery. It's understandable to skim over the complexity of international fishing negotiations. This is a nice starter documentary especially for the uninformed.


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