Sushi: The Global Catch presented by Greenpeace

Sushi: The Global Catch

Directed by Mark Hall. 2012. United States. 75 mins.

In this meticulously researched documentary, filmmaker Mark Hall traces the origins of sushi in Japan to its status today as a cuisine that has spawned a lucrative worldwide industry. This explosion in demand for sushi over the past 30 years has brought with it problems of its own, as fish stocks have steadily depleted, threatening the balance of the ocean’s ecosystems.

Followed by a panel discussion on overfishing with director Mark Hall, Greenpeace Senior Markets Campaigner Casson Trenor and other guests.

 

Screens With

Ain't No Fish

Directed by Tom Gasek & Miki Cash. United Kingdom. 4 mins.

Ain't No Fish is a short stop motion animated film featuring singing seals in the Arctic. The music is performed by Hoagy Carmichael. There is an environmental message about the protection of our oceans.

People of the Coral Triangle

Directed by James Morgan. 2010. United Kingdom. 12 mins.

A multi award winning multimedia piece looking at the Bajau sea nomads, with a particular emphasis on their role in destructive fishing practices and the trade in live reef fish.

The Story of Sushi

Directed by Vincent Peone. 2012. United States. 4 mins.

The Story Of Sushi explores critical issues of sustainability and overfishing associated with the global sushi industry. The entire short film was produced with amazing hand-crafted miniatures.