Seaspiracy | Official Trailer | Netflix
Bill Blain reviews the new Netflix documentary Seaspiracy:
If you think the global environment matters, and you aren’t watching what’s happening to the oceans, then you are looking in the wrong direction.
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There have been a lash of accusations [about the movie] that interviewees have been taken out of context, their quotes misused and manipulated to make them appear foolish. Many of the facts it glibly presents have been questioned. It’s been made in the style of Michael Moore on crack-cocaine, spiced up with exaggerated naivety and fantastically done shocking cinematography. Call me a cynic, but it feels like the young director Ali Tabrizi, a Brit, carefully choregraphed his run-ins with authorities for best dramatic effect. For every positive comment about the film, there is dissent.
None of that matters. It is still a film you must watch.
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If we want to clear CO2 from the atmosphere – then protecting the oceans will be the way to do it.
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The reality is the bulk of plastic pollution at sea is from the fishing industry. 46% of the plastic floating in the oceans is discarded fishing nets. . . . Plastic straws are 0.03%, but it’s good for the middle classes to feel they are doing something.
Previous blog posts about commercial fishing:
P.S. This stirred up some old memories and after a bit the story about the Sea Shepard pursuit of fishing vessel Thunder surfaced. I thought I put up a post about it, but since I cannot find it, I suppose not. Anyway, here's some reports:
- Catch Me If You Can: The Global Pursuit of a Fugitive Ship
- Thunder versus Sea Shepherd: The true story of the world's longest ship chase
- Poaching Vessel, Thunder, Sinks in Suspicious Circumstances