Global Overfishing - End of the Line

When: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7pm


Directed by Rupert Murray (English, 85m, 2009)
Official website

Scientists predict that if we continue fishing at the current rate, the planet will run out of seafood by 2048, with catastrophic consequences. The End of the Line explores the devastating effect that overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans. Celebrated director Rupert Murray (Unknown White Male) will be here to introduce and discuss the film, as will Professor of Marine Science Joel Thompson.

Rupert Murray

Rupert Murray, Director: Rupert Murray directed and edited UNKNOWN WHITE MALE (2005), which was nominated for awards at the Directors Guild of America Awards, the Grierson Awards and the British Independent Film Awards. He has recently directed a feature length documentary OLLY AND SUZY: Two of a Mind, a film about two artists who paint dangerous predators in the wild. He will be on hand to discuss the making of the film.

Joel Thompson

Dr. Joel Thompson is an Associate Professor of Marine Science at Eckerd College. He has conducted extensive research in 12 states and two foreign countries, including on marine environments in the Bahamas, and in Astrobiology for NASA in California.

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