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Bluefin; The Last of the Giants

Direc­tor: John Hopkins

Win­ner of the Wildlife Award at the 2017 Inter­na­tion­al Ocean Film Fes­ti­val and Best Atlantic Film­mak­er at the 2016 Lunen­burg Doc Fest 

Bluefin is a tale of epic stakes set in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Cana­da, an area known as the “tuna cap­i­tal of the world.” With breath­tak­ing cin­e­matog­ra­phy, the film explores the baf­fling mys­tery of what is hap­pen­ing to the plen­ti­ful Atlantic bluefin tuna found in near­by island waters.

On one hand, local fish­er­men swear that these fish no longer fear humans: there are so many of them, and they are so hun­gry, that they lit­er­al­ly eat out of people’s hands like pets. And at the same time, many sci­en­tists con­tend that the species is on the brink of col­lapse, their num­bers down as much as 90 percent.

With a pas­sion­ate con­cern for the fate of these mer­ci­less­ly hunt­ed and valu­able fish, Direc­tor John Hop­kins brings these issues into sharp focus.

Released in 2016

53 min­utes

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