Have you noticed the abundance of jellyfish at the Jersey Shore. We’ve heard from folks that the water is teeming with them this summer. Do you wonder why? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t “convenient.”
On Wednesday, at 6:30 pm, the Montclair Green Film Series will hold a screening of The End of the Line at the Montclair Public Library. The world’s first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing and the alarming plight of the world’s oceans and sea life, the film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. The End of the Line has received attention and awards from environmental and film groups, including the Environment Award at the 2010 One World Media Awards.
According to the reviews, this won’t be the most enjoyable film you ever see, nor is it meant to be. However, like An Inconventient Truth, the critics urge us to watch and heed the warnings, nonetheless.
Here’s one review:
The picture it paints is bleak, but as an educational documentary it is a ‘must see’. It explains in an engaging way the state of our oceans. Fish stocks in general are down by 90%. By approx 2050 there will be NO FISH in the sea. If enough people saw this film we would stand a chance of managing the planet’s fish stocks. The visuals are poignant and vivid. It will influence the way you look at your next fish dinner forever. The (End of the Line) is the most important film documentary since an Inconvenient Truth.
Filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world (and an answer to the jellyfish question).
All events at the Montclair Public Library are free of charge. For further information about the Green Film Series contact the Environmental Affairs office at (973) 509-5721, or, Gray Russell.
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