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Extinction Soup presented by Kona Brewing Co.


EXTINCTION SOUP follows documentary filmmaker Philip Waller on his quest for adventure as he sets out to tell the story of his larger-than-life friend and extreme sports legend, Jimmy Hall. The film quickly takes a surprise turn when Waller finds himself consumed with exposing to the world an environmental catastrophe in the making - the extinction of the oceans' shark population through the mass slaughter of these magnificent animals for their fins. 

Waller documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl as she fights to educate lawmakers and help pass ground-breaking legislation that will curb the consumption of shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in many Eastern cultures, and the impetus behind 70 million sharks being killed per year.

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Post-Screening Panel Discussion

Senator Clayton Hee

Phil Waller, Writer/Producer/Director Extinction Soup

Stefanie Brendl, Executive Producer Extinction Soup

Inga Gibson, HSUS (Humane Society of United States)


Screens with


Directed by Austin Gallagher. 2012. United States. 4 mins.

This short illustrates humanity’s obsession and mixture of fear and fascination for sharks, while bringing their ecological importance – and plight – into the spot light.


Directed by Erick Higuera. 2012. Mexico. 5 mins.

After a year of hard work and dedication, the "Baja" project was completed to show and share with you the amazing and beautiful creatures that inhabit its waters. - These beauties are still there, but most are threatened.


Darwin's Dream

Directed by Dustin Adamson. 2014. United States. 5 mins.

This short film takes a look at the underwater life and beauty in the Galapagos Islands. Charles Darwin changed the way we view the world. Imagine if he could have seen what lay beneath the sea.