european-premiere
best-documentary-feature
Screenings
Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Tue 26th Sep 16:00

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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Fri 29th Sep 21:00
Q&A with John Hopkins

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North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada: the place where the cold waters of the North Atlantic crash into the eastern Canadian coast, bringing with them an abundance of sea life that has been exploited by native communities for as long as there have been humans here. A landscape of forbidding shores and endless miles of deep, blue ocean. This is “the tuna capital of the world” – a place where being a tuna fish generally means being fished for human consumption. But something strange is happening here: far from fleeing humans, the wild tuna now appear to be completely inoculated to the presence of people in their waters. Bluefin is an environmental documentary not in the strain of other environmental documentaries: although its message is no less serious, its subject matter is peculiar, fascinating and surprising. The immensity, power and majesty of the tuna fish and their habitat is beautifully showcased by cinematographer John Hopkins, who is also the film’s writer and director. You’ll never feel the same way about a can of tuna again. Orestes Kouzof
Runtime
53
Cast
Dr. Carl Safina
Brian Skerry
Dr. Boris Worm
Capt. Jamie Bruce
Capt.Jeff MacNeill
Country
Canada
Director(s)
John Hopkins
Writer(s)
John Hopkins
Producer(s)
Annette Clarke
Paul MacNeill
Executive Producer(s)
Annette Clarke
Ravida Din
Screening Status
European Premiere