Sushi: The Global Catch + Ain't No Fish + People of the Coral Triangle + The Story of Sushi
Saturday Jun 07 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Part of World Oceans Day Hawai‘i 2014.
Sushi: The Global Catch
Directed by Mark Hall. 2012. United States. 75 mins.
In this meticulously researched documentary, filmmaker Mark Hall traces the origins of sushi in Japan to its status today as a cuisine that has spawned a lucrative worldwide industry. This explosion in demand for sushi over the past 30 years has brought with it problems of its own, as fish stocks have steadily depleted, threatening the balance of the ocean’s ecosystems.
Presented by Greenpeace
Special guests: Director Mark Hall and Greenpeace Senior Markets Campaigner Casson Trenor lead a panel discussion on overfishing.
Watch the trailer.
Mark Hall is an independent filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. Sushi: The Global Catch is his first feature-length film project. He conceived the film while visiting Warsaw, Poland, where he was amazed by the popularity of sushi and viewed the cuisine as emblematic of how economies have rapidly globalized. Hall established the world’s largest online education portal in 1998, and his media experience—along with a background in business and law—was a big help in completing Sushi. His previous documentary, Mission on Seven, won a Platinum Award at the 2010 Houston Worldfest film festival. He attended graduate school in Japan and loves sushi.
Casson Trenor, who appears in Sushi, is the author of Sustainable Sushi: A Guide to Saving the Oceans One Bite at a Time, designed to enable consumers concerned about environmental and health issues to dine with confidence at the sushi bar. He also owns and maintains sustainablesushi.net, a popular blog and reference website on sushi and ocean conservation. In addition, Trenor writes articles for other websites and publications, such as his monthly "For the Oceans" column at www.alternet.org. In an effort to make the concept of sustainable sushi a reality in the US, in 2008 Trenor founded the world’s first sustainable sushi restaurant, Tataki Sushi and Sake Bar in San Francisco, and has since opened two more restaurants. In 2009, TIME Magazine named Trenor a “Hero of the Environment” and in 2010, Trenor received a Congressional Commendation and the “Ocean Protection Hero” award from Save Our Shores. Born in Washington State and living in San Francisco, Casson speaks five languages and holds an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Ain't No Fish
Directed by Tom Gasek & Miki Cash. 2013. United Kingdom. 4 mins.
This stop-motion animated film about protecting oceans features singing seals in the Arctic, with music by Hoagy Carmichael.
People of the Coral Triangle
Directed by James Morgan. 2010. United Kingdom. 12 mins.
This award-winning multimedia piece looks at the Bajau sea nomads of Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on their role in destructive fishing practices and the trade in live reef fish.
The Story of Sushi
Directed by Vincent Peone. 2012. United States. 4 mins.
Learn about critical issues of sustainability and overfishing associated with the global sushi industry—through amazing handcrafted miniatures.