The End of the Line: The World Without Fish (Full Version)

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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, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition.

In the film we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food.

It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish that would bring certain mass starvation.

Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows the investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans.

One of his allies is the former tuna farmer turned whistleblower Roberto Mielgo – on the trail of those destroying the world’s magnificent bluefin tuna population.

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.

Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048.

The End of the Line chronicles how demand for cod off the coast of Newfoundland in the early 1990s led to the decimation of the most abundant cod population in the world, how hi-tech fishing vessels leave no escape routes for fish populations and how farmed fish as a solution is a myth.

The film lays the responsibility squarely on consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is slow to react to an impending disaster.

The End of the Line points to solutions that are simple and doable, but political will and activism are crucial to solve this international problem.

We need to control fishing by reducing the number of fishing boats across the world, protect large areas of the ocean through a network of marine reserves off limits to fishing, and educate consumers that they have a choice by purchasing fish from independently certified sustainable fisheries.

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Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates (Full Version)

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2012 – The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation headed by the former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties. The CPD is a duopoly which allows the major party candidates to draft secret agreements about debate arrangements including moderators, debate format and even participants. The result is a travesty riddled with sterile, non-contentious arguments which consistently exclude alternative voices that Americans want to hear.

This documentary also reveals the big corporations who “sponsor” the CPD and how third party candidates are purposely excluded. One of these sponsors, Annheiser Busch, is partly owned by Senator John McCain’s wife.  Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura’s election as an independent candidate proves that opening up debates can lead to real change – something the entrenched Republican and Democratic Parties don’t want to see.

 

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6 comments to Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates (Full Version)

  • schlomo

    I noticed that after the debate one of the women in the audience who asked a question clearly knew Mitt Romney’s wife and they hugged each other. I noticed another woman who asked a question also seemed to be friendly with Romney after the debate ended and everyone was taking photos and shaking hands. It would be great if you could post some screen shots of those moments.

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  • Howard T. Lewis III

    I would rather pull out my own teeth with a pair of pliers while listening to The Captain and Tenielle singing ‘Muskrat Love’ than watch Obummer the Lobopresident and Mittens the Sellout fawn over each other at a staged debate. Cockroaches would flee the decay of it all.

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  • Jolene Kniffing

    Thank you very much for your hard work in exposing secret combinations and giving us more opportunity to do something about it. I’m so proud of the American people who are fighting this corruption and that I have an opportunity to join them. Our government leaders need to keep their promise of upholding the Constitution or be prosecuted and punished.

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  • Mike in MI

    Great information! We need diversity of opinions in the debates

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  • Mike in MI

    If the first requirement for participation is evidence of Constitutional Eligibility pursuant to Art II Sec 1, why was Obama permitted into the debates?

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