The End of The Line
The End of The Line – Movie Review
Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act. “The End of the Line”, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition January 15-25, 2009.
“The End of the Line” is a heartfelt documentary about the fishing industry that is a companion piece to “The Cove”, which looks at the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. I thought by and large “The Cove” was significantly more realized, and a more watchable documentary, but this one will make you decide that you are going to have to eat peanut butter the rest of your life. So, the advantage about this movie, first of all it has some beautiful photography. And it will really make you very clear about not eating sushi anymore. And it does give you some specific things to do in terms of being part of the solution, not the problem. As social activism, it probably gets three stars. As a documentary, only two.